OHANA IO ALOHA MA NA PA TU

Two of the most important and symbolic words in the Hawaiian vocabulary kalo and ohana, the words for taro and family can be used to describe the main focus of life in Waipio Valley.

http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/chpa/waipio/history.htm

It has been mentioned in the early part of this book that the missionaries found it as difficult as it was to them distasteful to record the wicked follies (as they thought them) of the religion that preceded Christianity in New Zealand. C. O. Davis mentions that when attempting to question an old priest on the subject of the ancient Maori worship of the Supreme Being he was refused information, and politely referred to another priest 100 miles away.

http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-TreRace-t1-body-d20.html

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