Moku

Mokupuni

 

Moku

 

Ahupua'a

 

'Ili

 

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MOKU:
Definition from Pukui/Elbert Hawaiian Dictionary, Copyright 1986

  • district, island, islet, section
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Moku or district is a land division that sections off portions of each island. After the Great Mahele, the islands were divided into districts. Prior to this, land was sacred to all and all who lived on the land used the land. However, the influence of the foreigners changed this system and land was divided up and deeded to land owners. Today, these divisions of land are still recognized.

On the island of O’ahu, there are six districts; Honolulu or Kona, Ko’olau Loa, Ko’olau Poko, Wahiawa, Wai’anae, and ‘Ewa.

This is the second level of land division.

Example: Honolulu (Kona)

 

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