a stone heap or platform used by the Polynesians as a marker or memorial.
Historical Examples

In any case we have Baessler’s testimony that an ahu was at once a place of burial and a place of worship.
The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead James George Frazer

She tore a strip from her ahu and tied the pearl securely about her neck.
South Sea Tales Jack London

ahu’bal had a magnificent tent built, and Horam the vizier had one built for the sultan still more magnificent.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

ahu o Kakaalaneo, the name given to the original feather cloak, p. 155.
Hawaiian Folk Tales Various

They saw Nauri, dripping with sea water, without her ahu, creep in.
South Sea Tales Jack London

Te ahu was especially angered at what he regarded as an uncalled-for encroachment upon his prerogative as a chief.
An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick


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