See also: pālagi

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Samoan pālagi, variant of papālagi (white person, European). Compare earlier papalagi.

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NounEdit

palagi (plural palagis or palagi)

  1. (Western Polynesia, New Zealand) A white person; a Caucasian.
    • 1979, Albert Wendt, Leaves of the Banyan Tree:
      ‘Serves him right for trying to act like a palagi!’ she muttered to herself.
    • 1994, Jerome Gold, Hurricanes:
      Then Ione said: "Jerry, you are the only honest palagi I ever met."
    • 2010, Oscar Kightley, New Zealand Herald, 10 Oct 2010:
      After 170 years this is the closest Auckland has come to having a brown mayor. Sure he's a Palagi. But his name is Brown, he's run Manukau for a long time and there's heaps of brown people there so he's gladly owned by many in the Pacific Community.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /paˈla.d͡ʒi/
  • Rhymes: -adʒi
  • Hyphenation: pa‧là‧gi

NounEdit

palagi m

  1. plural of palagio

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TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pa- +‎ lagi.

AdverbEdit

palagi

  1. always; all the time; constantly

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