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hapa
 adj.— «Faced with a similar question, 5-year-old Gabriella Grosz says, “I’m black and white.” And Cindie Nakashima, a 22-year-old graduate student who once called herself “half-Japanese and half-white,” now uses the Hawaiian word for “half,” saying simply, “I’m hapa.”» —“Mixed-Race Generation Emerges but Is Not Sure Where It Fits” by Felicity Barringer New York Times Sept. 24, 1989. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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