Why are the Netherlands called the Netherlands?

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In Dutch, the language is called Nederlands (literally: Netherlandish), which derives from the name Nederland. The origin of the word Nederlands is Dutch, but not so much the usage of the name itself. Of course, nether ('low') could simply refer to the geographical characteristics of the land, both flat and down river. Then, it merely describes the geographic situation. However, it might be observed that the specification neder- today sounds German rather than Dutch, and is cognate with German nieder as opposed to ober- ('upper'). One may liken this usage to the distinction between "upper" and "lower" in other geographical designations, like Upper and Lower Austria or Upper and Lower Silesia; it has nothing to do with the fact that part of the present-day Netherlands is a low-lying area.
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