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The longest Maori place name is:

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukaka pikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

It means 'The hilltop where Tamatea with big knees, conqueror of mountains, eater of land, traveller over land and sea, played his koauau (Flute) to his beloved.

(85) TAUMATA WHAKA TANGI HANGA KOAUAU O TAMATEA TURIPUKAKA PIKI MAUNGA­HORO NUKU POKAI WHENUA KITANA TAHU

A hill in New Zealand. This Maori name was in general use, but is now generally abbreviated to Taumata. The name means: the summit of the hill, where Tamatea, who is known as the land eater, slid down, climbed up and swallowed mountains, played on his nose flute to his loved one.

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