ariki

[ah-ree-kee]
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noun, plural a·ri·ki.

(in Polynesia) a chief or king.

Nearby words

  1. arietta,
  2. ariette,
  3. arigato,
  4. aright,
  5. arikara,
  6. aril,
  7. arillate,
  8. arillode,
  9. arimasp,
  10. arimathaea

Origin of ariki

From Maori

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British Dictionary definitions for ariki

ariki

noun plural ariki

NZ the first-born male or female in a notable family; chief

Word Origin for ariki

Māori

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