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ahupuaʻa Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / 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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ahupuaʻa Andrews, Haw to Eng / A-HU-PU-AA /,

s., Ahu, collection, and puaʻa, hog.

1. Name of one of the smaller divisions of a country, made up of several ʻili, and under the care of a head man; a hog paid the tax of that district to the king. He ahupuaʻa o Wailuku; o na aina maloko o Wailuku. he ʻili, he moʻo.

2. A city; a village; a settlement, as the capital of said ahupuaʻa.

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Ahupuaʻa Parker, Haw to Eng / a'-hu-pu-a'a /,

[Ahu, collection, and puaʻa, hog.]

1. n., One of the smaller divisions of a kalana or district, made up of several ʻili, small districts, and under the care of a head man; a hog was the tax of that district to the king: He Wailuku, he ʻili he moʻo; Wailuku is an ahupuaʻa; the lands in Wailuku, ʻili and moʻo, a division of land next below ʻili.

2. n., The ahu or altar upon which the tax levied on the ahupuaʻa was laid; also used as a landmark; called on the island of Oʻahu, Kaʻānaniʻau.

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ahupuaʻa Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

, land section, usually extending from the uplands to the sea

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