Ahupua{okina}a is an old Hawai{okina}i term for a large traditional socioeconomic/ geologic/ climatic subdivision of land (comparable to the tapere in the Southern Cook Islands). The traditional subdivision system has four hierarchical levels: Some oral history relates that `Umi-a-Liloa, son of the great High Chief Liloa, took control of the land....
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(from the article `Hawaiian`) Hawaiian society`s basic unit of land, the ahupuaa, usually extended from the shore to the mountaintop, with rights in the adjoining sea waters, so ...
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