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Netherlands? Holland?

#1
As i slowly slip into a alcohol induced coma waiting for someone to be sent off in the World Cup Final, I'm wondering why the Netherlands are referred to as "holland" and their residents "Dutch"?
 

the_boy_syrup

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#2
Technically Holland is a county and part of the Netherlands
The Dutch bit comes from the Dutch republic of the Netherlands which I think is what the English called it originally
 
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trowel

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#4
As i slowly slip into a alcohol induced coma waiting for someone to be sent off in the World Cup Final, I'm wondering why the Netherlands are referred to as "holland" and their residents "Dutch"?
Technically , to nick a word from "Syrup". No-one actually gives a two-penny toss. Hope this helps.
 
#8
Actually, I did wonder about that as I lay in bed and listened to a radio report on the match. (Sky doesn't reach where I live) So,I suppose I do give a toss, or did. Thanks for enlightening me.
 
#15
Dutch . from the language spoken in the area, "Low German" Deutch, mis pronounced by the English

Netherland, low land in German" Neiderland" once again misprnounced by the English

Holland, a spur of land ,Saxon, the land north of Amsterdam is a spur of land
 
#16
Dutch . from the language spoken in the area, "Low German" Deutch, mis pronounced by the English
Low German is known as das Plattdeutsch and a word for word translation would be Niederdeutsch but have never heard it called that.

Netherland, low land in German" Neiderland" once again misprnounced by the English
It's Netherlands (plural) and it's die Niederlande in German.

Holland, a spur of land ,Saxon, the land north of Amsterdam is a spur of land
For some reason, the term Holland is being used much more widely in the German language now.
 
#17
Dutch . from the language spoken in the area, "Low German" Deutch, mis pronounced by the English

Netherland, low land in German" Neiderland" once again misprnounced by the English

Holland, a spur of land ,Saxon, the land north of Amsterdam is a spur of land
Holland is derived from the Middle Dutch term holtland ("wooded land")
 

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