Māori: Long white cloud - ao -cloud, tea - white, roa - long.
["The land of the long white cloud" - the North Island of New Zealand.]
Homeland of the Maori. The North Island was also named as Te Ika a Maui - The fish of Maui. The South Island was called Te Wai Pounamu - The greenstone water, or Te Wahi Pounamu - The greenstone place. It was the green stone - jade - that first brought the Chinese into contact with the Maori.