Te Reo Māori Place Names Map

See if you can spot the Te Reo names of your town, notable mountain peaks, lakes, marae locations, rivers, suburbs, bays and international cities and countries.

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Full size Māori Place Name print maps can be ordered on the Map Kiwi Store.

Map Sources

There is a great deal of history, cultural significance and stories behind many Māori place names. The Ngāi Tahu Atlas provides a well researched and incredible depth of knowledge and history for names in the South Island.

Visit Kā Huru Manu / Ngāi Tahu Atlas

Sources that were used during the research of this map included:

 

© Map Andrew Douglas-Clifford

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Natural Earth. Marae locations by TPK. 

About this map

Not content to settle with just a print Te Reo map, I also created an interactive map of Te Reo Māori place names. To do this, I worked to add as many Te Reo places as I could find to OpenStreetMap (OSM), the open source street map database. There, I tagged as many Māori names as alternate language names as I could find, which ended up being way more than I expected! It took a lot of time and a few months of work on and off to get to the immense level of detail you see on the map below. I hope you enjoy it!

The map is a work in progress. If you see something that could be fixed or added, let me know! Alternatively, you can contribute yourself by tagging the Māori language name of the location in OpenStreetMap.

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