from notes archived at Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai'i
Inheritance Social Mar. Child
The first child is called "man's child". The second child is called "woman's child" and so on.
It was tabu to wear anything over the head in the village.
No one was allowed to walk through the village eating. However, the young men over fourteen were allowed to break this tabu while walking about, in recognition of their position as the fighting men of the village; and the ever present demand upon them to be ready to defend the village; 'ate fu was the tabu on eating.
Although not strictly a tabu, it was forbidden to appear in the village without wearing the bark or mat belt. Anyone catching a person without his belt, could tear the man's lavalava off, and clout him. This seems to be somewhat similar to the mat or grass skirt worn over the clothes in Tonga.
A fine laid down by a chief was called a sir'aki.
A man could run into any house if being pursued for some misdeed, and say to the owner, "I wish to live here." He would then be saved from capture by his pursuers. The owner must offer him his protection and the house of this innocent man could not be violated.
Sapo = a word meaning to catch hold of or arrest someone who has committed some felony.