Hapa - Wikipedia - Half asian half white
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Many young mixed-raced Asian-Americans embrace the Hawaiian word "hapa" to describe their identity. Hapa is a transliteration of the English word "half," but quickly came to . 'Half Asian'? 'Half White'? No — 'Hapa'. Hapa is a Hawaiian pidgin word used to describe mixed-race people — primarily, though not exclusively, those who are half white and half Asian. In recent years, though, hapa has become a term mixed-race people in Hawaii are proud to embrace. Even now, friends marvel at their.