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The hill of Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, also known as Taumata, actually translates to mean "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." It comes from New Zealand legends who spoke of a man named Tamatea, an explorer and also an ancestor of some of the indiginous people of New Zealand.
The name of the earliest human visitor to New Zealand (Aotearoa) is unknown. The (probably apocryphal) Kupe is often credited with the feat,. In the 1300s, Maori settlement began in New Zealand, and the two oldest archaeological sites are at Wairau Bar and at the Shag River (Waihemo), both in the South Island.