Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology
NZ Neuseeland, Nueva Zelanda, Nouvelle-Zélande, Nuova Zelanda, New Zealand
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linz.govt
New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names

(E?)(L?) http://www.linz.govt.nz/placenames/find-names/nz-gazetteer-official-names

The New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names (the Gazetteer) is published by the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB). The Gazetteer contains all official names for features within the NZGB's jurisdiction.
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The Gazetteer is divided into six pages based on the type of place or feature. ...


Erstellt: 2012-07

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wikipedia
List of New Zealand place names and their meanings

(E?)(L?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_Zealand_place_names_and_their_meanings

Placenames in New Zealand derive largely from British and Maori origins. An overview of naming practices can be found at New Zealand place names.

"Thomson's Barnyard"
Many of the locations in the southern South Island of New Zealand, especially those in Central Otago and the Maniototo, were named by John Turnbull Thomson, who had surveyed the area in the late 1850s. Many of these placenames are of Northumbrian origin, as was Thomson himself.

There is a widespread belief that the naming of many places was through a disagreement with the New Zealand surveying authorities. It has long been suggested that Thomson originally intended to give either classical or traditional Maori names to many places, but these names were refused. In response, Thomson gave prosaic Northumbrian names to them, often simply in the form of a Northumbrian dialectic name for an animal[1] The Maniototo region around the town of Ranfurly is rife with such names as Kyeburn, Gimmerburn, Hoggetburn, and Wedderburn as a result, and the area is still occasionally referred to as "Thomson's Barnyard" or the "Farmyard Patch".

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