domingo, 12 de agosto de 2007

Longest place name in the world FINAL

Now officially the one in the previous post is the longest after all. It's Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu. There is a longer form of 92 letters which is: Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaurehaeaturipukapi
and holds the Guiness Record.

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the Māori name for an otherwise unremarkable hill, 305 metres high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. The name is often shortened to Taumata by the locals for ease of conversation.

It in short roughly means: The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his flute to his loved one.