Taumata is the more commonly used (abbreviated) form of one of the longest placenames in the world, the Maori placename Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu ("The hilltop where Tamatea, who sailed around the country, played the noseflute for his beloved").

Taumata is a hill, near Hawke's Bay on New Zealand's North Island.

Originally posted using the long form as node title. Resubmitted using the abbreviated form of the name as node title (dannye nuked the first one, saying "long node titles really screw up the softlinks").