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Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu (85 letters) is the seventh longest word in English, it is a place name in New Zealand.

More precisely it is the name for a hill, 305 metres high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke’s Bay (New Zealand). The name is often shortened to Taumata by the locals for ease of conversation.

Roughly it translates as The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one. It is one of the longest place names in the world.

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu on the map below (marked with letter “A”).


Directions to Taumata…ahu (New Zeland):


There are also other, quite long place names:

  • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (58 letters) is a name of a town on Anglesey, an island of Wales. Actually, the place’s name is 51 letters long, as certain character groups in Welsh are considered as one letter.
  • Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (45 letters) is a lake in Webster, Massachusetts (USA), it is the longest place name in the United States.  It means “Englishmen at Manchaug at the Fishing Place at the Boundary.”
  • Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya (26 letters) is a hill in Australia. The word means “where the Devil urinates.”
  • Muckanaghederdauhaulia (22 letters) is a placename in Ireland. The word means “pig-marsh between two saltwater inlets.”


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