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ariki

[ah-ree-kee] /ɑˈri ki/
noun, plural ariki.
1.
(in Polynesia) a chief or king.
Origin of ariki
From Maori
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ariki

/ˈɑːrɪkɪ/
noun (pl) ariki
1.
(NZ) the first-born male or female in a notable family; chief
Word Origin
Māori
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