Talk:Mata Utu

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Matâ'Utu or Mata-Utu?

Matâ'Utu is the way that Wallisians spell it, and since it is their capital, you'd think they'd know how to spell it. Sometimes its written Matâ'utu also. The French spell it Mata-Utu, but they also spell London as Londres, Edinburgh as Édimbourg and French Guiana as Guyane française. --Bob 01:07, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Interesting, although I believe French is the official language of Wallis and Futuna, so officially it should be Mata-Utu. Anyway, I've seen both Mata-Utu and Matâ'Utu (or Mata'Utu without the accent). Which one is more commonly used? According to Wikipedia:Naming conventions, this should take precedence over how the natives call the city (e.g. Rome vs Roma). Chanheigeorge 04:42, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
Mata-Utu is the English spelling, check for instance [1]. So I am moving the article back to Mata-Utu. On Wikipedia we use English spellings, even when native names are different. For instance we have a Munich article, although Germans actually call it München. Hardouin 23:54, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

The DYK hook that could have been ...[edit]

Damn ... we missed a better way to word the hook.

Daniel Case (talk) 19:48, 18 May 2013 (UTC)