ali'i


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a·li'i

 (ä-lē′ē)
n. pl. ali'i
A member of the hereditary ruling class of traditional Hawaiian society.

[Hawaiian ali'i, from Proto-Polynesian *'ariki.]
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As I headed towards the 8-kilometer turn around on Ali'i, my run legs were not coming around and I was feeling worse and worse.
That gap only continued to grow, and he made the final turn onto Ali'i Drive uncontested.
All 2,300 athletes who have traveled from around the globe to the sport's most prestigious stage share one common mission -- to cross the finish line on Ali'i Drive and hear those four magical words - 'You are an IRONMAN.
and RobertDouglas, serving as co-advisors to an affiliate of Tampa-based DeBartolo Development, announced the capitalization of the first phase of Ka Makana Ali'i.
The addition of a globally-recognized hotel brand to the West Oahu market will make it easier for kama'aina and visitors alike to enjoy all the area has to offer, including the extensive shopping, dining and entertainment options at Ka Makana Ali'i.
com)-- Some of the best athletes from across the globe will flock to the Ali'i Drive in the Kailua-Kona district of the Big Island, Hawaii this October 11, 2014 for arguably the most challenging sports event: the Ironman World Championship.
Here and there I spot ripe, red coffee cherries, the fruit that will eventually become the beans for the Marqueses' Ali'i Hawaiian Hula Hands Coffee.
Lahaina town is worth a visit while on this side of Maui and also drive up to the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm.
Na akua and na ali'i (male and female gods and chiefs) possess mana.
Chun Afong's marriage to a Hawaiian woman of the ali'i (chiefly) class and of part English descent illustrates this trend.
The Matadors' Ali'i Keohohou (Newbury Park) and Pepperdine's Kasey Crider and Sean Grubbs received honorable mention.