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kapu (kä·pōō),

n in the Hawaiian culture, a code of taboos, strictly practiced until the midnineteenth century. Violators of the code were banished or put to death.
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Now we have created a sub category, BC-F, for Kapu, Balija, Telaga and Ontari communities, providing 5 per cent reservation to them.
Undeterred by these challenges and with the kapu aloha spirit as our guide, the pilot intervention was a success in terms of implementing a single module of the intervention.
Thus, although the eating system based on kapu had been abolished an eating hierarchy was materially reproduced through relationships between domestic residences.
Some specific kapu may have worked to the homo's advantage.
The system of kapu also affected other parts of daily life, such as regulating fishing seasons, taking animals, and gathering timber.
Fortunately, for the Congress, the most widely recognised Kapu face is among them -- mega starturned- politician K.
Casting a top-to-toe glance over punters approaching the entrance to Kapu, the doormen refused entry to those who didn't make the grade.
as well as the company's top-selling Adventure games, Nancy Drew([R]): Legend of the Crystal Skull, Nancy Drew([R]): The Phantom of Venice, Nancy Drew([R]): The Haunting of Castle Malloy, Nancy Drew[R]: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek and Nancy Drew[R]: The Creature of Kapu Cave.
Summary: Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Dec 2 (ANI): The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Saturday unanimously passed a Bill to provide 5 per cent reservation in education and employment sectors for the Kapu community in the state.
Hyderabad: Kapu community leader Mudragada Padmanabham and his wife, who are on indefinite fast at their home in Kirlampudi in East Godavari for the last two days refused to undergo medical examination by doctors.
From 11am till 5pm, they will be at Kapu and The Ladybird Club.
A Hawaiian interactive adventure for mystery lovers hits retail this month as Her Interactive today announced that it has shipped Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave for the personal computer.