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Signs installed on Kauai to show different ahupua'a, moku

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LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Kauai residents will soon have a better understanding of what ahupua‘a and moku they live in.

A cultural heritage program called Kauai Nui Kuapaa is aiming to raise awareness about Hawaii’s ancient land division system. As part of the program, signs will be installed along Kauai’s roadways indicating which ahupua‘a and moku people are in.

The county said the system was established by Kauai’s King Manokalanipo in the 1400s. Several signs have already been installed, but all 54 ahupua‘a will soon be recognized.

The project will also include the installation of educational signage at 24 of the county’s bus shelters and neighborhood centers across the island.

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