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  • Marshallese Land Ownership, Part 3

    Kwajalein Local Customs

    The Alap (owner/elder) and Rijerbal (commoner) acquire land ownership initially through faithful service to the iroij, primarily in times of war. Both are often referred to as the iroij’s power (kajoor). After conquering a group of islands, the iroij would call all his warriors together and and designate certain land parcels (wato) to various...

  • Marshallese Land Ownership, Part 2

    Kwajalein Local Customs

    When talking of land, Marshallese distinguish titles from rights – although both are passed through the mother. For example, suppose a leroij (female chief) has two children (a boy and a girl) when she dies. Assuming that the leroij has no brothers or sisters, her title and all of her land rights pass to her two children. However, as the eldest,...

  • Marshallese Land Ownership, Part 1

    Kwajalein Local Customs

    (This is a very, very important thing among the Marshallese, and it is rather involved, so I will split this tip into 2 or maybe 3 sections.)Few things are more precious to Marshallese than land. That’s not a hard concept to understand since the land mass of the 29 atolls and five islands that are the Republic of the Marshall Islands total only...


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