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IMPAKTO FT. KAPU FT. DEMONIO // NO SON MAÑA // Video Oficial
IMPAKTO FT. KAPU FT. DEMONIO // NO SON MAÑA // Video Oficial
Published: 2016/06/26
Channel: Impakto Official
Meeting on Kapu reservations | LIVE | Vijayawada | ABN Live
Meeting on Kapu reservations | LIVE | Vijayawada | ABN Live
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: ABN Telugu
Kapu El De La RK Ft. Mc KOS - Escucho Que Hablan | Video Oficial | HD
Kapu El De La RK Ft. Mc KOS - Escucho Que Hablan | Video Oficial | HD
Published: 2014/09/25
Channel: aztlann12
Andhra Pradesh agrees to give Kapu Reservations in jobs | ABN Telugu
Andhra Pradesh agrees to give Kapu Reservations in jobs | ABN Telugu
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: ABN Telugu
TREN LOKOTE FT. KAPU // CRES QUE SON MENTIRAS? // Video Oficial
TREN LOKOTE FT. KAPU // CRES QUE SON MENTIRAS? // Video Oficial
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: TREN ARSENAL
Kapu Corporation Chairman Ramanujaya Bitter Experience | chinarajappa | Cm chandrababu | Newsdeccan
Kapu Corporation Chairman Ramanujaya Bitter Experience | chinarajappa | Cm chandrababu | Newsdeccan
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: distodaynews
Tren Lokote Se Pelea con Kapu - 2017
Tren Lokote Se Pelea con Kapu - 2017
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: Sensacion Rap
కాకినాడ ఎన్నికలకు కాపు సెగ.. టెన్షన్లో టీడీపీ | Kapu Fever Hits Kakinada Election | YOYO TV
కాకినాడ ఎన్నికలకు కాపు సెగ.. టెన్షన్లో టీడీపీ | Kapu Fever Hits Kakinada Election | YOYO TV
Published: 2017/08/19
Channel: YOYO TV Channel
Pawan Kalyan Superb Answer On Kapu Caste| Kapu Reservations | Mudragada Padmanabham | Newsdeccan
Pawan Kalyan Superb Answer On Kapu Caste| Kapu Reservations | Mudragada Padmanabham | Newsdeccan
Published: 2017/07/31
Channel: distodaynews
RGV Likes Kapu Caste | Ramuism | Episode 34 | Part 6 | Tollywood TV Telugu
RGV Likes Kapu Caste | Ramuism | Episode 34 | Part 6 | Tollywood TV Telugu
Published: 2016/07/13
Channel: Tollywood Tv Telugu
Discussion on Mudragada Padmanabham Padayatra || Kapu Udyamam || Live Show 02 || NTV
Discussion on Mudragada Padmanabham Padayatra || Kapu Udyamam || Live Show 02 || NTV
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: NTV Telugu
#BigNewsBigDebate : Pawan Kalyan supports Kapu Reservation! - TV9
#BigNewsBigDebate : Pawan Kalyan supports Kapu Reservation! - TV9
Published: 2017/08/01
Channel: TV9 Telugu
KAPU TEJALU
KAPU TEJALU
Published: 2014/07/24
Channel: Sekhar Creative Works
TREN LOKOTE FT. KAPU // DESDE GUANATOS // VIDEO OFICIAL
TREN LOKOTE FT. KAPU // DESDE GUANATOS // VIDEO OFICIAL
Published: 2017/01/14
Channel: TREN ARSENAL
Chandrababu raised a new Drama with Kapu Community for Nandyal & Kakinada Elections : Ambati
Chandrababu raised a new Drama with Kapu Community for Nandyal & Kakinada Elections : Ambati
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: ysrcpofficial
Police House Arrests Mudragada Padmanabham in Kirlampudi || Padayatra || Kapu Reservations || NTV
Police House Arrests Mudragada Padmanabham in Kirlampudi || Padayatra || Kapu Reservations || NTV
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: NTV Telugu
Kirlampudi Under Siege As Mudragada Gears Up For Kapu Reservation Movement  | New Waves
Kirlampudi Under Siege As Mudragada Gears Up For Kapu Reservation Movement | New Waves
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: NewWaves
Mudragada padmanabham||kapu reservations||
Mudragada padmanabham||kapu reservations||
Published: 2017/08/19
Channel: East news tv
Tren Lokote (NO HAY FALLA) FT. Kapu - Remik Gonzalez - Little Ricky - KDC - B-Raster (VIDEO OFICIAL)
Tren Lokote (NO HAY FALLA) FT. Kapu - Remik Gonzalez - Little Ricky - KDC - B-Raster (VIDEO OFICIAL)
Published: 2016/12/09
Channel: TREN ARSENAL
Hero Suman on Kapu community In AP | KAPU IKAYA GARJANA | No.1 News
Hero Suman on Kapu community In AP | KAPU IKAYA GARJANA | No.1 News
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: No1 News Telugu
Police Interrupts Mudragada Padmanabham Padayatra Again || Kapu Reservations || NTV
Police Interrupts Mudragada Padmanabham Padayatra Again || Kapu Reservations || NTV
Published: 2017/08/03
Channel: NTV Telugu
నంద్యాల కాపులారా టీడీపీకి ఓటువేయద్దు | Mudragada Calls Kapu Community Against to TDP |  YOYO TV
నంద్యాల కాపులారా టీడీపీకి ఓటువేయద్దు | Mudragada Calls Kapu Community Against to TDP | YOYO TV
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: YOYO TV Channel
Politics over Kapu reservation - News Watch - TV9
Politics over Kapu reservation - News Watch - TV9
Published: 2017/07/22
Channel: TV9 Telugu
Prominent Kapu Directors in Tollywood
Prominent Kapu Directors in Tollywood
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Kapu Community
Discussion on CM Chandrababu Naidu Meeting with TDP Kapu Representatives || Live Show 02 || NTV
Discussion on CM Chandrababu Naidu Meeting with TDP Kapu Representatives || Live Show 02 || NTV
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: NTV Telugu
Kamma kapu war
Kamma kapu war
Published: 2016/10/15
Channel: suresh kumar
Police Miss Behaviour With Kapu Women Protesters | AP | 10TV
Police Miss Behaviour With Kapu Women Protesters | AP | 10TV
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: 10TVNewsChannel
Special Story on Politics Over Kapu Reservations in AP | Political Picture | HMTV
Special Story on Politics Over Kapu Reservations in AP | Political Picture | HMTV
Published: 2016/11/12
Channel: HMTVNews
CM Chandrababu Naidu Attends Kapu Reservation Meeting ,Vijayawada | ABN Telugu
CM Chandrababu Naidu Attends Kapu Reservation Meeting ,Vijayawada | ABN Telugu
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: ABN Telugu
Home Minister Chinarajappa Insults Kapu Corporation Chairman | AP Political Updates | indiontvnews
Home Minister Chinarajappa Insults Kapu Corporation Chairman | AP Political Updates | indiontvnews
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: indiontvnews
KAPU // QUE QUIEREN HACER // PREVIEW OFICIAL
KAPU // QUE QUIEREN HACER // PREVIEW OFICIAL
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: KAPU ARSENAL
Kapu leaders to meet CM Chandrababu today in Amaravati - TV9
Kapu leaders to meet CM Chandrababu today in Amaravati - TV9
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: TV9 Telugu
Mang Gita - Kapu Kapu
Mang Gita - Kapu Kapu
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: Cahyanto Bagoes
TDP Kapu Representatives Meeting With CM Chandrababu Naidu || Kapu Reservations || NTV
TDP Kapu Representatives Meeting With CM Chandrababu Naidu || Kapu Reservations || NTV
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: NTV Telugu
AP Kapu corporation chairman Ramanujaya sensational comments on Mudragada | Studio N
AP Kapu corporation chairman Ramanujaya sensational comments on Mudragada | Studio N
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Studio N News
AP CM Chandrababu Naidu Speech At Kapu Reservation Meeting In Vijayawada | iNews
AP CM Chandrababu Naidu Speech At Kapu Reservation Meeting In Vijayawada | iNews
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: I News
kapu Leader Naraharishetti Narasimha Rao Sensational Comments  On AP CM Chandrababu | New Waves
kapu Leader Naraharishetti Narasimha Rao Sensational Comments On AP CM Chandrababu | New Waves
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: NewWaves
CM Chandrababu Naidu Meeting with Kapu Leaders Today | Kapu Reservations | Studio N
CM Chandrababu Naidu Meeting with Kapu Leaders Today | Kapu Reservations | Studio N
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Studio N News
Kapu Leaders to Meet CM Chandrababu Naidu Tomorrow || High Drama in Kirlampudi || NTV
Kapu Leaders to Meet CM Chandrababu Naidu Tomorrow || High Drama in Kirlampudi || NTV
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: NTV Telugu
కిర్లంపూడిలో కాపు నేత ముద్రగడ ఇల్లు చూశారా..? | Kapu Leader Mudragada House Drone Video | YOYO TV
కిర్లంపూడిలో కాపు నేత ముద్రగడ ఇల్లు చూశారా..? | Kapu Leader Mudragada House Drone Video | YOYO TV
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: YOYO TV Channel
Nimmakayala Chinna Rajappa Speech At Kapu Reservation Meeting | Vijayawada | Mahaa News
Nimmakayala Chinna Rajappa Speech At Kapu Reservation Meeting | Vijayawada | Mahaa News
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Mahaa News
Minister Chinna Rajappa Insults Kapu Corporation Chairman Ramanujaya In vijayawada | iNews
Minister Chinna Rajappa Insults Kapu Corporation Chairman Ramanujaya In vijayawada | iNews
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: I News
CM Chandrababu Naidu Is Ignoring Kapu Reservations || Actress Hema
CM Chandrababu Naidu Is Ignoring Kapu Reservations || Actress Hema
Published: 2017/01/05
Channel: Sakshi TV
Mudragada Padmanabham Press Meet over Kapu Reservations & Padha Yatra || Andhra Pradesh NTV
Mudragada Padmanabham Press Meet over Kapu Reservations & Padha Yatra || Andhra Pradesh NTV
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: NTV Telugu
Do not believe Kapu Commission
Do not believe Kapu Commission's claims - Justice Manjunath - TV9
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: TV9 Telugu
Balijas separation in Kapu agitation heats up AP - TV9
Balijas separation in Kapu agitation heats up AP - TV9
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: TV9 Telugu
Kapu Reservations | Kapu Leaders To Meet CM Chandrababu Today | TV5 News
Kapu Reservations | Kapu Leaders To Meet CM Chandrababu Today | TV5 News
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: TV5 News
Kapu-Toro fangen! - Pokémon Sonne und Mond #65
Kapu-Toro fangen! - Pokémon Sonne und Mond #65
Published: 2016/12/25
Channel: RegiBang
AP Home Minister Chinna Rajappa On  Kapu  Reservations |  latest Updates | Vijayawada | 10TV
AP Home Minister Chinna Rajappa On Kapu Reservations | latest Updates | Vijayawada | 10TV
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: 10TVNewsChannel
Are TDP Leaders in Relief with Pawan Kalyan Support on Kapu Reservations? || Off The Record || NTV
Are TDP Leaders in Relief with Pawan Kalyan Support on Kapu Reservations? || Off The Record || NTV
Published: 2017/08/01
Channel: NTV Telugu
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Kapu is the ancient Hawaiian code of conduct of laws and regulations. The kapu system was universal in lifestyle, gender roles, politics and religion. An offense that was kapu was often a corporal offense, but also often denoted a threat to spiritual power, or theft of mana. Kapus were strictly enforced. Breaking one, even unintentionally, often meant immediate death,[1] Koʻo kapu. The concept is related to taboo and the tapu or tabu found in other Polynesian cultures. The Hawaiian word kapu is usually translated to English as "forbidden", though it also carries the meanings of "keep out", "no trespassing", "sacred", "consecrated", or "holy".

The opposite of kapu is noa, meaning "common" or "free".

Kapuhili[edit]

The Kapuhili were restrictions placed upon contact with chiefs (kings), but these also apply to all people of known spiritual power. Kapu Kū mamao means prohibited from a place of the chief, while Kapu noho was to assemble before the chief. It was kapu when entering a chief's personal area to come in contact with his hair or fingernail clippings, to look directly at him, and to be in sight of him with a head higher than his. Wearing red and yellow feathers (a sign of royalty) was kapu, unless an individual was of the highest rank. Places that are kapu are often symbolized by Pahu Kapu, two crossed staffs, each with a white ball atop.

ʻAi Kapu[edit]

The ʻAi kapu was the kapu system governing contact between men and women. Many aliʻi obtained their power through this system, and then would give thanks to the god of politics .[2] ʻAi means "to eat" and Kapu means sacred. Therefore, it is translated to "sacred eating". It first came about because Wākea wanted to sleep with his daughter, Hoʻohōkūlani. To do this, his kupuna advised him to establish the ʻAi kapu which allowed him time away from his wife to be alone with his daughter.[3] In this particular practice, men and women could not eat meals together. Furthermore, certain foods such as pork (the body form of the god Lono), most types (67 of the 70 varieties) of bananas (body form of the god Kanaloa), and coconuts (body form of the god ) were considered kapu to women. In fact, women could not even make coconut rope. Taro (body form of the god Kāne) was kapu for women to cook and prepare. Some large fish were also kapu for women to eat. Isabella Abbott, a leading ethnobotanist of Hawaii theorizes that because of the limited "noa" (free) diet for Hawaiian women, seaweeds were relied upon more heavily for Hawaiians than other Pacific islands.[4]

The kapu system was used in Hawaii until 1819, when King Kamehameha II, acting with his mother Keōpūolani and his father's queen Kaʻahumanu, abolished it by the symbolic act of sharing a meal of forbidden foods with the women of his court. Abolishing the ʻai kapu assured political power to the line of Kamehameha rulers as monarchs because it limited the power of the rulers below them. Originally, it was from this political system that the rulers throughout the island would gain rank, power, and prestige.[5]

Modern usage[edit]

The ambiguities in the Polynesian concept (from the English point of view) are reflected in the different senses of the word in different national Englishes: In modern usage in Hawaii, "KAPU" is often substituted for the phrase "No Trespassing" on private property signage. Although kapu can be taken to mean "keep out", kapu has a larger meaning to most residents of Hawai‘i. By contrast, in New Zealand, the comparable word "tapu" is almost always applied in English as meaning "sacred".

Terms[edit]

Some terms using Kapu:

  • ʻaha kapu: the sennit cord put across the portal of a house to signify a ban on entering the house.
  • ʻai kapu: the protocol regarding food.
  • Hei kapu: The place where priests await messages from the gods.
  • Huʻa kapu: the borders of an off-limits place.
  • Kapuhili: inherited privileges of chiefs or privileges from the gods
  • Kapu ʻili: the crime of wearing someone else’s clothing.
  • Kapu kai: the ritual purification of bathing in the sea.
  • Kapukapu: to be decorous.
  • Kapukapu kai: the ritual of lifting a ban by sprinkling sea water.
  • Kapu kū mamao: the law on commoners to be separate from the chiefs.
  • Kapu loa. To be strictly forbidden.
  • Kapu moe: protocol of prostration.
  • Kapu noho: assemblage before the chief.
  • Kapuō: the announcement that a procession is approaching.
  • Kapo ʻōhi'a ko: the ritual performed before an ohia tree can be logged.
  • Kapu puhi kanaka: the rules regarding the killing of people.
  • Kapu wohi: protocol exempting from prostration.
  • Koʻo kapu: a prohibition enforced by death.
  • Pahu Kapu: two crossed staffs, each with a white ball atop.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hawaii: Sacred Hawaii December 5, 2006
  2. ^ Realms: Wao Lani - Ku Hawai'i Alive website Retrieved on 09 November 2012.
  3. ^ Losche, Tracie. Hawaii: Center of the Pacific. 2nd ed. (Hawaii: Copely Custom Textbooks, 2008), 60-64
  4. ^ "Oral History Project - Dr. Isabella Abbott". An Oral History Project - Dr. Isabella Abbott. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Kāwika Tengan, Ty P. Native Men Remade: Gender and Nation in Contemporary Hawai'i (North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2008), 36

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