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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
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
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
Tren Lokote Se Pelea con Kapu - 2017
Tren Lokote Se Pelea con Kapu - 2017
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: Sensacion Rap
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
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
Senior Actor Satyanarayana Shocking Comments on Kapu Reservations
Senior Actor Satyanarayana Shocking Comments on Kapu Reservations
Published: 2017/10/10
Channel: ABN Telugu
BALE TELIPALE Season 5 - Episode 42 : PRASAMSHA KAPU ( superhit tulu jokes )
BALE TELIPALE Season 5 - Episode 42 : PRASAMSHA KAPU ( superhit tulu jokes )
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: NAMMA TV CHANNEL
Kapu
Kapu
Published: 2016/02/13
Channel: venkateswararao narina
#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
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
Meeting on Kapu reservations | LIVE | Vijayawada | ABN Live
Meeting on Kapu reservations | LIVE | Vijayawada | ABN Live
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: ABN Telugu
La tiradera que le hizo Tren Lokote a Kapu  por sacar arma..."Farsantes"
La tiradera que le hizo Tren Lokote a Kapu por sacar arma..."Farsantes"
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: My Top RAP
AP Govt Fires Kapu Corporation MD Amarendra Kumar on Corruption Charges || NTV
AP Govt Fires Kapu Corporation MD Amarendra Kumar on Corruption Charges || NTV
Published: 2017/10/15
Channel: NTV Telugu
TREN LOKOTE FT. KAPU // DESDE GUANATOS // VIDEO OFICIAL
TREN LOKOTE FT. KAPU // DESDE GUANATOS // VIDEO OFICIAL
Published: 2017/01/14
Channel: TREN ARSENAL
Prominent Kapu Directors in Tollywood
Prominent Kapu Directors in Tollywood
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Kapu Community
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
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
Politics over Kapu reservation - News Watch - TV9
Politics over Kapu reservation - News Watch - TV9
Published: 2017/07/22
Channel: TV9 Telugu
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
KAPU Rima Kallejera - CALLE CANALLA - Video Oficial HD
KAPU Rima Kallejera - CALLE CANALLA - Video Oficial HD
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: Mc Porro
High Drama at Vijayawada Office | as Kapu Corporation MD Removed on Graft Charges
High Drama at Vijayawada Office | as Kapu Corporation MD Removed on Graft Charges
Published: 2017/10/16
Channel: ETV Andhra Pradesh
KAPU // QUE QUIEREN HACER // PREVIEW OFICIAL
KAPU // QUE QUIEREN HACER // PREVIEW OFICIAL
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: KAPU ARSENAL
Hero Nani Reaction On Caste Comment | Tweet Nani Kammoda | Kamma | Kapu | NTR | Chiranjeevi | Taja30
Hero Nani Reaction On Caste Comment | Tweet Nani Kammoda | Kamma | Kapu | NTR | Chiranjeevi | Taja30
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: Taja30
Kapu Naidu
Kapu Naidu
Published: 2016/08/17
Channel: Arun Kumar Naidu
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
High Drama at Vijayawada Kapu Corporation Office | 9 PM Prime Time News | TV5 News
High Drama at Vijayawada Kapu Corporation Office | 9 PM Prime Time News | TV5 News
Published: 2017/10/15
Channel: TV5 News
Kapu Garjana Turns Violent | High Tension In Tuni | East Godavari | V6 News
Kapu Garjana Turns Violent | High Tension In Tuni | East Godavari | V6 News
Published: 2016/01/31
Channel: V6 News Telugu
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
Kapu-Toro fangen! - Pokémon Sonne und Mond #65
Kapu-Toro fangen! - Pokémon Sonne und Mond #65
Published: 2016/12/25
Channel: RegiBang
G. V. Sudhakar Naidu Aggressive Speech In Press Meet || Kapu Garjana
G. V. Sudhakar Naidu Aggressive Speech In Press Meet || Kapu Garjana
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: iDream News
రోడ్డునపడ్డ ఏపీ కాపు కార్పొరేషన్ పరువు..! | Kapu Corporation MD vs Chairman | TV5 News
రోడ్డునపడ్డ ఏపీ కాపు కార్పొరేషన్ పరువు..! | Kapu Corporation MD vs Chairman | TV5 News
Published: 2017/10/16
Channel: TV5 News
Helytakarékos kapu 1. helyezett
Helytakarékos kapu 1. helyezett
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: Maradok a pénzemnél
RGV
RGV'S Kamma Kamma Kapu Kapu Song | FilmyPopcorn
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: FilmyPopcorn
Munnuru Kapu Simhagarjana Rally In Vemulawada | Rajanna Sircilla District | V6 News
Munnuru Kapu Simhagarjana Rally In Vemulawada | Rajanna Sircilla District | V6 News
Published: 2017/10/09
Channel: V6 News Telugu
GADDAR KNOWS WHAT IS MUDRAGADA-KAPU
GADDAR KNOWS WHAT IS MUDRAGADA-KAPU'S STRUGGLES కాపుల ఆకలి కేకలు నిజమే.. II Praja Tv II
Published: 2017/08/04
Channel: Praja Tv
minecraft ender kapu készitése
minecraft ender kapu készitése
Published: 2015/12/17
Channel: vovve 40
Uganda ingali kapu la chakula la Afrika?
Uganda ingali kapu la chakula la Afrika?
Published: 2017/10/16
Channel: DW (Kiswahili)
మున్నూరు కాపు చరిత్ర | Background of Munnuru Kapu Caste | మున్నూరు కాపు పేరు ఎలా వచ్చింది
మున్నూరు కాపు చరిత్ర | Background of Munnuru Kapu Caste | మున్నూరు కాపు పేరు ఎలా వచ్చింది
Published: 2017/08/27
Channel: JANA HITHAME THANA MATHAM
Konda Surekha Speech at Munnuru Kapu Meeting in Mahaboobabad
Konda Surekha Speech at Munnuru Kapu Meeting in Mahaboobabad
Published: 2017/02/14
Channel: Sakshi TV
KAPU-TORO & KAPU-KIME FANGEN! POKÉMON SONNE & MOND!
KAPU-TORO & KAPU-KIME FANGEN! POKÉMON SONNE & MOND!
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: Shizumania
Mang Gita - Kapu Kapu
Mang Gita - Kapu Kapu
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: Cahyanto Bagoes
Vangaveeti Fan
Vangaveeti Fan's... BhAnU NaiDu(korukollu Kapu)
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: venkata bhanu badetha
KOMPLETTES SCHUTZPATRONEN KAPU POKÉMON TEAM!
KOMPLETTES SCHUTZPATRONEN KAPU POKÉMON TEAM!
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: Blizzeatos
Kapu fajták | FémDekor TV
Kapu fajták | FémDekor TV
Published: 2014/06/15
Channel: FémDekor Kft.
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
KAPU-FALA FANGEN! KAPU-FALA FANGEN IN DER RUINE DES LEBENS! | POKÉMON MOND DEUTSCH PART 55
KAPU-FALA FANGEN! KAPU-FALA FANGEN IN DER RUINE DES LEBENS! | POKÉMON MOND DEUTSCH PART 55
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Blizzeatos
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Published: 2013/03/05
Channel: HURTTA
El Pinche Mara - IMPROVISANDO Ft Kapu | 2017
El Pinche Mara - IMPROVISANDO Ft Kapu | 2017
Published: 2017/04/13
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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 Hawaii. 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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