What does Aotearoa mean in New Zealand?

What does Aotearoa mean in New Zealand?

What does Aotearoa mean in New Zealand?

Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand, though it seems at first to have been used for the North Island only. It seems the voyagers to New Zealand were guided during the day by a long white cloud and at night by a long bright cloud.

When did NZ become Aotearoa?

Between about 1280 and 1350, Polynesians began to settle in the islands and then developed a distinctive Māori culture. In 1642, the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman became the first European to sight New Zealand….New Zealand.

New Zealand Aotearoa (Māori)
Official languages English Māori NZ Sign Language

How did NZ get its name Aotearoa?

As they came closer, the people on the canoe yelled in happiness: “Aotea! Aotea!” The white cloud. Then the abundant bird life, and the trees. And thus the land was named, the land of the long white cloud.

Who first called NZ Aotearoa?

Johannes Anderson, in the same year, published Māori Life in Aotea. The now common specific ‘translation’ of Aotearoa as ‘the land of the long white cloud’ probably became more established from the 1920s or 30s. Both Bracken and Reeves are commonly credited with first inventing the word Aotearoa.

What are they famous for New Zealand?

A small island nation home to around 4.5 million people located in the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is famous for its national rugby team, its indigenous Maori culture and its picturesque landscape.

What currency is used in New Zealand?

New Zealand dollar
New Zealand/Currencies

New Zealand’s unit of currency is the dollar (NZ$). All major credit cards can be used in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely.

What does te mean in New Zealand?

Māori language

Māori, Te reo Māori
Native to New Zealand
Region Polynesia
Ethnicity Māori people

What fruit is famous in NZ?

With NZ’s horticulture industry valued at $9.5 billion in 2019, there are sure to be some hard hitters heading out of the country, too. As you might expect, kiwifruit are our most sought after fruit export, bringing in $2.3 billion in 2019 alone. We export around 545,800 tonnes of the hairy green fruit every year.