Here is the question :
WHERE IS THE ORIGINAL “ZEALAND”?
Here is the option for the question :
- The Netherlands
- The United Kingdom
And, the answer for the the question is :
[STC0015] The place that most people think of when they see Middle Earth is really named New Zealand, and there’s a good reason for it.
While famous English explorer Captain Cook was the first European to map out the islands when he landed there in 1769, it was actually a Dutch explorer named Abel Tasman who first discovered them more than a century earlier, in 1642.
The territory was eventually given the name Nova Zeelandia by Dutch cartographers, who did so in honor of a province in the Netherlands.
The name Nova Zeelandia means simply “sea-land,” which is appropriate given the location of both regions.
Naturally, it already had a name among the indigenous Maori people, and that name was Aotearoa, which has a wonderful translation that means “Land of the Long White Cloud.
” After Captain Cook’s arrival, the Dutch name of the country was anglicized to New Zealand, which has been the official name of the country ever since.