Vocabulary list for


  1. commission

    authority to govern; governing entity

  2. KIRC

    Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission

  3. sacred

    important and respected, especially in religion

  4. navigation

    Determining and directing a vessel’s course; wayfinding

  5. ahupuaʻa

    a division of land

  6. ʻili

    a piece of land, usually a subdivision of an ahupuaʻa

  7. penal colony

    a jail or prison in a remote location

  8. erosion

    the gradual wearing away of land

  9. makahiki

    traditional festival celebrating the wet season, harvest time, and peace

  10. PKO

    Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana; established to protect the rights of Kahoʻolawe including its cultural and natural resources

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