#NewZealand has another name😮 #maori

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Aotearoa (Māori: [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]), originally used in reference to the North Island of New Zealand, is now the most widely known and accepted Māori name for the entire country. Since the 1990s it has been the custom to sing New Zealand’s national anthem, “God Defend New Zealand”, in both Māori and English, exposing the term Aotearoa to a wider audience.
The original derivation of Aotearoa is not known. The word can be broken up as: ao = cloud, dawn, daytime or world, tea = white, clear or bright and roa = long. It can also be broken up as Aotea = the name of one of the migratory waka that travelled to New Zealand, or the Large Magellanic Cloud, and roa = long.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aotearoa