Sunday, July 7, 2013

The LONGEST Name of The Place in The World



Taumalawhakalangihanga
koauauotamateaturipukaka
pikimaungahoronukupokaiw
henuakitanatahu

According to the Encyclopedia of New Zealand it means " ‘the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as landeater, played his flute to his loved one’. It refers to the renowned explorer Tamatea, who played music to his beloved on the hill in the background."

                                                               
Source: 
Rāwiri Taonui. 'Tapa whenua – naming places - Traditions and place names from Polynesia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Nov-12  URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18650/the-longest-place-name-in-the-world

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