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June 9, 2008
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The World’s Longest Place Name



This is the name of a town in North Wales. The name
translates as “The church of St. Mary in the
hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool
by St. Tysilio’s of the red cave” in Welsh, has
long claimed the fame of having the longest name in
the world. However, there is a hill in New Zealand

This Maori mouthful translates into English as “the
place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid,
climbed and swallowed mountains, known as ‘landeater,’ played
his flute to his loved one.”
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