makahiki

noun
ma·​ka·​hi·​ki | \ ˌmäkəˈhēkē \
plural -s

Definition of makahiki

: 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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History and Etymology for makahiki

Hawaiian

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“Makahiki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/makahiki. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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