Trivia Question: What country’s Indigenous name means “Land of the Long White Cloud”?

Trivia Question: What country’s Indigenous name means “Land of the Long White Cloud”?

Mongolia
Kazakhstan
New Zealand
Costa Rica

When Maori settlers arrived in New Zealand between 1200 and 1300 CE, they called the North Island “Aotearoa.” The word translates to “long white cloud,” and some historians believe the name may have originated as a navigational guide. According to the legend of Kupe, the voyager was guided to New Zealand by a long white cloud during the day, and a bright cloud at night.

The Answer: The correct answer is New Zealand.

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