- Place Type
- Comprises mountainous islands; Polynesian settlements 1st cen. BC, Maoris of SE Asia mid-14th cen.; charted by Dutch Tasman 1642, by British Cook 1769; colonized by European whalers & missionaries; wars between British immigrants & Maoris mid-19th cen.; official languages are English & Maori.
- Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)