Aotearoa is Maori for “land of the long white cloud”. Photo: Getty Images Aotearoa is Maori for “land of the long white cloud”. Photo: Getty Images
Aotearoa is Maori for “land of the long white cloud”. Photo: Getty Images
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The girl from … Stinking Pond – the true meaning of Ipanema and other place names, and their linguistic origin

  • You might know Singapore as ‘the Lion City’, but with no evidence the animal ever lived there, do you know why?
  • What about the meanings behind the names given to Thailand, Rio de Janeiro and its ‘stinky’ Ipanema suburb?

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Aotearoa is Maori for “land of the long white cloud”. Photo: Getty Images Aotearoa is Maori for “land of the long white cloud”. Photo: Getty Images
Aotearoa is Maori for “land of the long white cloud”. Photo: Getty Images
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