Browse Submitted Place Names

This is a list of submitted place names in which the usage is māori.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aotearoa (Country) Māori, English (New Zealand)
While the original intended meaning of the name is not entirely clear, it is commonly translated as "Long White Cloud" today. It is not known whether it is intended to be made of the words ao ("cloud; dawn; daytime; world"), tea ("white; clear; bright"), and roa ("long; tall"), or Aotea (one of the canoes on which the original Māori arrived to New Zealand in) and roa ("long; tall")... [more]
Urewera (Region) Māori
Composed of the Māori words ure meaning "penis" and wera meaning "burnt". The name of Te Urewera in Aotearoa New Zealand: the ancestral homeland of the Tūhoe people.... [more]
Waikato (River) Māori
From the Māori word wai, meaning "water", and kato, meaning "flow; current". Together, this is often translated as "flowing water". The Waikato River is the biggest river in Aotearoa New Zealand, and is often referred to by locals as the 'Mighty Waikato'