Definitions for kamehameha ikɑˈmeɪ hɑˈmeɪ hɑ, kəˈmeɪ əˈmeɪ ə
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Ka•me•ha•me•ha Ikɑˈmeɪ hɑˈmeɪ hɑ, kəˈmeɪ əˈmeɪ ə(n.)
(“the Great”) 1737?–1819, king of the Hawaiian Islands 1810–19.
Kamehameha I, Kamehameha the Great(noun)
Hawaiian king who united the islands under his rule (1758-1819)
Kamehameha I, also known as Kamehameha the Great, conquered the Hawaiian Islands and formally established the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi in 1810. By developing alliances with the major Pacific colonial powers, Kamehameha preserved Hawaiʻi's independence under his rule. Kamehameha is remembered for the Kanawai Mamalahoe, the "Law of the Splintered Paddle", which protects human rights of non-combatants in times of battle. Kamehameha's full Hawaiian name is Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kaui Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea.
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