\ äˈlēˌē\
variants: or ariki \ äˈrē(ˌ)kē \ or arii \ äˈrēˌē \
plural alii or ariki or arii

Definition of alii

: a Polynesian chief, noble, or king

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First Known Use of alii

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alii

Hawaiian & Samoan ali'i, Maori & Rarotongan ariki, Tahitian ari'i

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