TIL Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, longest name-place on Earth. Translate: "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one."

TIL Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, longest name-place on Earth. Translate: "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one."
TIL Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, longes...

Nothin sexier than a dude with big knees and a nose flute

The Welsh town Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch may have fewer letters, but requires more spit to pronounce it.

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nose flute

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCGkqUr1kbY

This weatherman gets the pronounciation spot on here, even though there's plenty of other places between RAF Mona and the actual place - he was just looking for an excuse to show off me thinks

Now Tamatoa wasn't always this glam I was a drab little crab once But now I know I can be happy as a clam Because I'm beauuutiful, baby!

First of her name, Queen of the Andals, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons......oh wait.

Why did they get a death row inmate to read this out?

I listened to the pronunciation of it and all I got out of it was "mothaf---a" in the beginning.

That's some good ass nose fluting.

H-LAN/FAIR/PSH/GWIN/GISH/GO/GARY/KWIN/DRO/BOCH/SSANTY/SSILIO/GO/GO/GOCH

Ah yes, that's the 'matawhaka' section.

We have a whaka in our national anthem too. We have a number of whakas around the place.

They probably mean this type of nose flute.

That's not the name of a place though is it.

That is why you don't have the naming ceremony inside the lake.

Too many Matawhakas whakin with my shit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbty5IY9IaQ

This is how it's pronounced correctly

I think Bangkok is actually known as Bangkok.

The funny thing is that it's the same idea as this place in NZ. The whole word basically describes the town, how it has two churches and fields and whatever etc.

Love that little hop he does after finishing the name. Like, "Whew, nailed it."

I suspect a thinker would recognize the difference between a formal name and how the place is"actually known."

Chuck Berry

Tanagra in the ocean, beast at tanagra

In case you actually want to hear it's pronounciation from a cheesy 70s song

Well, not with THAT attitude.

The hardest part was fitting all this into 300 characters.

Edit: What I got from this is that Tamatea probably was a man who slid down mountains on his unusually large knees for fun. He would climb back up mountains to slide down again and he sometimes crashed, taking a face full of dirt. He got his nose flute ability (which is more of a whistle) from crashing and eating dirt too much, but his ability probably attracted some girl who likes music.

I'm so shiney

When the walls fell

I used to live near Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.

Stalling for the poor bastard.