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Definition

Laulima: is the Hawaiian word for cooperation, working together

Hawaiian Translation: Laulima


Example

fishpond

Ko’ie’is Loko I’a fishpond on Maui

Building the ancient fishponds would not have been possible without laulimaThis involved people passing rocks to each other from the mountains to the ocean.  These lines of people could be 10,000 people long!  They would make the rocks form walls in the ocean to keep the fish in.

Everyone must laulima for fishponds to be built.  Even King Kamehameha himself helped to restack the walls of the Ko’ie’is Loko I’a fishpond in 1756!


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