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Te Ika-a-Māui = North Island


RNZ: Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson has approved the original Maori names for the North and South Islands … The original names are Te Ika-a-Māui, meaning the fish of Māui, for the North Island, and Te Waipounamu, the waters of greenstone, for the South Island.

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