Maori Submitted Place Names

Maori names are used by the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maori.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Āhia (Region) Maori
Maori form of Asia.
Ahitereiria (Region & Country) Maori
Maori form of Australia.
Airangi (Country & Island) Maori
Maori form of Ireland.
Āmenia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Armenia.
Āmenia (Country) Maori, Tahitian
Maori and Tahitian form of Armenia.
Aotearoa (Country) Maori, 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]
Arapeinia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Albania.
Aratiria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Algeria.
Atepaihānia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Azerbaijan.
Atepaihānia (Country) Maori, Tahitian
Maori and Tahitian form of Azerbaijan.
Ateria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Austria.
Āwhekenetāna (Country) Maori
Maori form of Afghanistan.
Āwherika (Region) Maori
Maori form of Africa.
Eritēria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Eritrea.
Etonia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Estonia.
Haina (Country) Maori
Maori form of China.
Haipara (Island & Country) Maori
Maori form of Cyprus.
Haipīria (Region) Maori
Maori form of Siberia.
Hamaika (Country & Island) Maori
Maori form of Jamaica.
Hanekeria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Hungary.
Hato Ruiha (Country & Island) Maori
Maori form of Saint Lucia.
Hauti Arapia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Saudi Arabia.
Heikere (Country) Maori
Maori form of Seychelles.
Henekara (Country) Maori
Maori form of Senegal.
Hēwia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Serbia.
Hingapoa (Country, Settlement & Island) Maori
Maori form of Singapore.
Hīraka (Country & Island) Maori
Maori form of Sri Lanka.
Hiria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Syria.
Honotura (Country) Maori
Maori form of Honduras.
Hōrana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Hōrano (Country) Maori
Maori form of Jordan.
Hōria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Georgia 1 (the country).
Horowākia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Slovakia.
Horowinia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Slovenia.
Huitene (Country) Maori
Maori form of Sweden.
Huiterangi (Country) Maori
Maori form of Switzerland.
Hūmārie (Country) Maori
Maori form of Somalia.
Hurināme (Country) Maori
Maori form of Suriname.
Hūtāne (Country) Maori
Maori form of Sudan.
Īemene (Country) Maori
Maori form of Yemen
Iharaira (Country) Maori
Maori form of Israel.
Īhipa (Country) Maori
Maori form of Egypt.
Ingarangi (Country) Maori
Maori form of England.
Īnia (Country) Maori
Maori form of India.
Initonīhia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Indonesia.
Īrāki (Country) Maori
Maori form of Iraq.
Īrāna (Country) Maori
Maori form of Iran.
Itāria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Italia (see Italy).
Kaiana (Country) Maori, Thai
Maori and Thai form of Guyana.
Kamapōtia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Cambodia.
Kamarūna (Country) Maori
Maori form of Cameroon.
Kamupōtia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Cambodia.
Kānapera (Settlement) Maori
Maori form of Canberra.
Kānata (Country) Maori
Maori form of Canada.
Kāpona (Country) Maori
Maori form of Gabon.
Karamea (Settlement) Maori, English
Means "speargrass" in Maori, peobably from a corruption of kakara taramea meaning "sweet-scented gum (of speargrass leaves)". This is the name of a town in New Zealand.
Kāta (Body of Water & Country) Maori
Maori form of Chad.
Katā (Country) Maori
Maori form of Qatar.
Katatānga (Country) Maori
Maori form of Kazakhstan.
Kehitāna (Country) Maori
Maori form of Kyrgyzstan.
Kerenāra (Country) Maori
Maori form of Grenada.
Kirihi (Country) Maori
Maori form of Greece.
Kiupa (Country & Island) Maori
Maori form of Cuba.
Kōngo (River & Country) Maori
Maori form of Congo.
Kōrea (Country) Maori
Maori form of Korea.
Koroātia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Croatia.
Kōtirana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Scotland.
Koto Rika (Country) Maori
Maori form of Costa Rica.
Kuatamara (Country) Maori
Maori form of Guatemala.
Kūweiti (Country & Settlement) Maori
Maori form of Kuwait.
Maikoronihia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Micronesia.
Marako (Country) Maori
Maori form of Morocco.
Mārata (Country & Island) Maori
Maori form of Malta.
Maratīwi (Country) Maori
Maori form of Maldives.
Marāwi (Country) Maori
Maori form of Malawi.
Marēhia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Malaysia.
Māri (Country) Maori
Maori form of Mali.
Mauritānia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Mauritania.
Mongōria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Mongolia.
Morotawa (Country) Maori
Maori form of Moldova.
Namīpia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Namibia.
Nepōra (Country) Maori
Maori form of Nepal.
Ngāika (River & Country) Maori
Maori form of Niger.
Ngāitiria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Nigeria.
Nikarāhua (Country) Maori
Maori form of Nicaragua.
Nipono (Country) Maori
Maori form of Nippon.
Nōwei (Country) Maori
Maori form of Norway.
Pāhama (Country) Maori
Maori form of Bahamas.
Pākaratēhi (Country) Maori
Maori form of Bangladesh.
Pakitāne (Country) Maori
Maori form of Pakistan.
Panamā (Country) Maori
Maori form of Panama.
Pāniora (Country) Maori
Maori form of Spain.
Pāpatohe (Island & Country) Maori
Maori form of Barbados.
Parakai (Country) Maori
Maori form of Paraguay.
Pāreina (Country) Maori
Maori form of Bahrain.
Parihitini (Country) Maori
Maori form of Palestine.
Pearīni (Settlement) Maori
Maori form of Berlin.
Pehiamu (Country) Maori
Maori form of Belgium.
Pēma (Country) Maori
Maori form of Burma.
Pērara (Country) Maori
Maori form of Belarus.
Pērihi (Country) Maori
Maori form of Belize.
Perū (Country) Japanese, Maori
Japanese and Maori form of Peru.
Piripīni (Country) Maori
Maori form of Philippines.
Pōrana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Poland.
Poriwana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Botswana.
Poronai (Country) Maori
Maori form of Brunei.
Potukara (Country) Maori
Maori form of Portugal.
Purukāria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Bulgaria.
Puruniti (Country) Maori
Maori form of Burundi.
Putāna (Country) Maori
Maori form of Bhutan.
Raipiri (Country) Maori
Maori form of Liberia.
Rakapuō (Country, Settlement & Political Subdivision) Maori
Maori form of Luxembourg.
Rāoho (Country) Maori
Maori form of Laos.
Rāwhia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Latvia.
Repanona (Country) Maori
Maori form of Lebanon.
Rīkeneteina (Country) Maori
Maori form of Liechtenstein.
Rituānia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Lithuania.
Romeinia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Romania.
Rūhia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Russia.
Tahikitāna (Country) Maori
Maori form of Tajikistan.
Tairana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Thailand.
Tākei (Country) Maori
Maori form of Turkey.
Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uak (Mountain) English (New Zealand), Maori
Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukaka­piki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­ki­tana­tahu is a hill near Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand... [more]
Taupo (Settlement) Maori, English (New Zealand)
This is a city in New Zealand. ... [more]
Te Ika A Māui (Island) Maori
This is the Maori name for North Island in New Zealand. The name in English is "the fish of Māui." Navigator Kupe according to a Polynesian tradition shaped the islands of New Zealand.
Tekoa (Mountain) Maori
Mount Tekoa is a mountain range in South New Zealand.
Tenemāka (Country) Maori
Maori form of Denmark.
Te Waipounamu (Island) Maori
This is the Maori name for the South Island in New Zealand. Around 1550 Maoris migrated from North Island in what is now New Zealand to South Island due to high population.
Tiamana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Germania (see Germany).
Tīekia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Czechia.
Tiorangi (Country) Maori
Maori form of Iceland
Tukumanatānga (Country) Maori
Maori form of Turkmenistan.
Tūnihia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Tunisia.
Uhipeketāne (Country) Maori
Maori form of Uzbekistan.
Ūkareinga (Country) Maori
Maori form of Ukraine.
Ūropi (Region) Maori
Maori form of Europe.
Waikato (River) Maori
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'
Wharekauri (Settlement) Maori
This is misnomer of the Chatham Islands and Chatham Island. A Maori man made this mistake before 1835. This came from a settlement on Chatham Island named Wharekauri. The Maori have called Chatham Island that to this day.
Whinirana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Finland.
Whītī (Country) Maori
Maori form of Fiji.
Whitināmu (Country) Maori
Maori form of Vietnam.
Wīwī (Country) Maori
The Maori name for France, derived from French oui, oui meaning "yes, yes".