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ariki

[ ah-ree-kee ]
/ ɑˈri ki /
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noun, plural a·ri·ki.

(in Polynesia) a chief or king.

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Origin of ariki

From Maori
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ariki
/ (ˈɑːrɪkɪ) /

noun plural ariki

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

Word Origin for ariki

Māori
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