ahupuaʻa/ ahu.puaʻa /
1. n., Land division usually extending from the uplands to the sea, so called because the boundary was marked by a heap (ahu) of stones surmounted by an image of a pig (puaʻa), or because a pig or other tribute was laid on the altar as tax to the chief.
2. n., The altar on which the pig was laid as payment to the chief for use of the ahupuaʻa land.
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