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Books on the Ahupuaʻa & Hawaiian cultural practices

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The Ahupuaʻa: Life in Early Hawaiʻi
Call Number: DU624 .L54 1994 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Resource Units in Hawaiian Culture
Call Number: DU625.8 .M58 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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From the Mountains to the Sea: early Hawaiian life
Call Number: DU624.65 .W54 1997 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Native Planters of Old Hawaii
Call Number: GN424 .H3 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Arts and crafts of Hawaiʻi
Call Number: DU624.7 .B75 2003 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)


Land Divisions: maps & names ʻAhupuaʻa and ʻIli names. historic maps

Kīpuka Database



Mokupuni - Island

Moku - Districts or sections of an island

Ahupuaʻa - Land division usually extending from the uplands to the sea

ʻIli - Land section, usually a subdivision of an ahupuaʻa


Online Resources

Ahupuaʻa video & website from

Ahupuaʻa, Fishponds, & Loʻi video from ʻŌiwi TV

Ahupuaʻa poster (Kamehameha Schools)


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