Mudcat Café message #3069699 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26227   Message #3069699
Posted By: Jack Campin
08-Jan-11 - 04:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Otago (Graeme Miles)
Subject: RE: req/ADD: Otago (Graeme Miles)
I suspect whoever gave Otago its name "just liked the sound of it" too. It isn't a Maori word, and the area had no Maori population when the settlers (who were mostly Scots) arrived.