Kamehameha I

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Ka·me·ha·me·ha I

 (kə-mā′ə-mā′ə) Known as "Kamehameha the Great." 1758?-1819.
King of the Hawaiian Islands (1795-1819) who conquered and united all the islands under his rule (1810).

Ka•me•ha•me•ha I

(kɑˈmeɪ hɑˈmeɪ hɑ, kəˈmeɪ əˈmeɪ ə)

( “the Great” ) 1737?–1819, king of the Hawaiian Islands 1810–19.
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Noun1.Kamehameha I - Hawaiian king who united the islands under his rule (1758-1819)Kamehameha I - Hawaiian king who united the islands under his rule (1758-1819)
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Perched 3,000 feet above the Oahu coastline is the site of the battle of Nuuanu, where in 1795 Kamehameha I won the struggle that finally united the Hawaiian islands under one rule.
One is an authentic reconstruction of the temple built in the early 1700s to honor Keawe, the great-grandfather of the revered king, Kamehameha I, who united all the Hawaiian islands.
Meyen also speaks of the dense growth in parts of the valley, but by the time of his visit, 12 years after the death of Kamehameha I, the assault on the original forest, particularly at the lower altitudes, was already well advanced.