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Māori place names : their meanings and origins / A.W. Reed, revised by Peter Dowling.

By: Reed, A. W. (Alexander Wyclif), 1908-1979 [author.].
Contributor(s): Dowling, Peter [revising editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland : Oratia, 2016Edition: Fourth edition.Description: 151 p. : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780947506087.Subject(s): Names, Geographical -- Maori | Maori language -- Dictionaries -- English | Names, Geographical -- New Zealand | Maori language -- Etymology -- Names | New Zealand -- GeographySummary: From Ahaura to Whitianga, this is the definitive guide to the most common and notable places across New Zealand, with over 2300 individual entries. Where do names like Whāgārei, Tauranga, Motueka and Timaru originate? What are the Māori names for Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin? Māori Place Names gives concise answers to these and many more questions, with words broken down into component parts and macrons to indicate the correct pronunciation of vowels. This fourth edition reorders some names to follow the Māori alphabet, includes maps showing principal names, and reprints illustrations from the original 1950 edition.
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Pronounce and understand Māori 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 the most common and notable Māori 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? Māori Place Names gives concise and clear answers, as well as taking in curiosities like one of the world's longest place names--Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.

The new Māori 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 must.

Previous edition: 1996.

"Understand and pronounce Māori place names with this new edition of A.W. Reed's classic guide" -- Cover.

First published as Maori place names and their meanings, 1950.

First published as A dictionary of Maori place names, 1961.

From Ahaura to Whitianga, this is the definitive guide to the most common and notable places across New Zealand, with over 2300 individual entries. Where do names like Whāgārei, Tauranga, Motueka and Timaru originate? What are the Māori names for Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin? Māori Place Names gives concise answers to these and many more questions, with words broken down into component parts and macrons to indicate the correct pronunciation of vowels. This fourth edition reorders some names to follow the Māori alphabet, includes maps showing principal names, and reprints illustrations from the original 1950 edition.

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