makahiki

noun

ma·​ka·​hi·​ki
ˌmäkəˈhēkē
plural -s
: a period of several months which was celebrated each fall in ancient Hawaii with athletic contests, religious rites, and payment of tribute to chiefs and during which all warfare was tabooed

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Hawaiian

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“Makahiki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/makahiki. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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