Naarm, Gadigal, Tāmaki Makaurau: Indigenous placenames in the spotlight at Women’s World Cup | Women’s World Cup 2023

The Women’s World Cup has kicked off in Australia and New Zealand and fans would notice every city hosting a match has been identified by two names. One is the English placename people are most familiar with; the other is the language of the Indigenous nation whose land the city sits on.

The tournament got under way in Auckland-Tāmaki Makaurau with the first match between co-hosts New Zealand and Norway. Across the Tasman a few hours later, people packed the stands of Stadium Australia to watch Australia play the Republic of Ireland – that game was in Sydney/Gadigal. As the tournament…


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