The name on the sign that marks the hill is "Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu", which translates roughly as "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one". At 85 letters, it has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest place name in the world.

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Comments (2)

laurent Esse on February 23, 2012

je crois que ça veux dire bienvenu...

NZ Frenzy Guidebook … on November 27, 2012

Wrong placement mate...I'll suggest the right one, ok.

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