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The following is a list of Aliʻi nui of Hawaiʻi.

Aliʻi nui refers to the supreme ruler (sometimes called the "King" or Moi) of the island. Aliʻi refers to the ruling class of Hawaiʻi prior to the formation of the united kingdom. Here, "Hawaiʻi" refers to the island of Hawaiʻi, also called "the Big Island".

Aliʻi nui of the Big Island[edit]

Unbroken line of rule to this point. Hakau, Liloa's first born and named heir, was overthrown by Liloa's second son Umi-a-Liloa; however, the hereditary line of Liloa is unbroken and continues.

Hereditary line of Liloa is broken by the usurping rule of Alapainui.

The usurping line of rule ends with Keaweʻopala who is killed in battle while his son and heir, Kalaimanokahoʻowaha, did survive to greet Captain James Cook. The hereditary line of Liloa resumes through the grandson of Keaweʻīkekahialiʻiokamoku, Kalaniʻōpuʻu.

Kalaniʻōpuʻu's line ends with the death of Kīwalaʻō by Kamehameha's forces.

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