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Maori Place Names: Their Meanings and Origins

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780947506087
Author(s): A.W. Reed
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Oratia Media
Dimensions: 148 x 11 x 210 (w x l x h)
Pages: 152

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Pronounce and understand Maori place names with the new fourth edition of A.W. Reed's classic guide to meanings and origins of names across New Zealand. From Ahaura to Whitianga, this handily sized book is the definitive guide to over 2300 of the most common and notable Maori names on our land.Why do Whangarei, Tauranga, Motueka and Timaru have the names they do? Why all the fuss about the spelling of Whanganui and Rimutaka? What are the original names for Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin? Maori Place Names gives concise and clear answers, as well as taking in curiosities like the world's longest place name (pictured).The new Maori Place Names includes maps on the inside covers showing principal names, and also reproduces the illustrations from the original 1950 edition by renowned artist James Berry. For bookshelf, glove box or backpack, this is a mus

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