Why are the Netherlands called the Netherlands?
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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Answer . The Netherlands is situated in northwest Europe with much of its coastline facing eastern England. Between the Netherlands and England you'll find the Northsea. Th…e Netherlands lies to the west of Germany and to the north of Belgium. It's located at the Northwest of Europe North of Belgium and East of Germany.
It's a country in Europe. The Netherlands borders Germany andBelgium.
Why is it The Netherlands but do we call them Dutch Why not Dutchland or Netherlands as it's people?
The Netherlands was more like a description of the country, "the lowlands" because a lot of the land is under sealevel, anyway the name stayed and became the official name of …the country. I don't know why the dutch are called the dutch, because in The Netherlands we call ourselves "nederlanders" so Netherlanders. Very long ago, there was a language in todays Netherlands that were called "netherlandic". However, that language disappeared after a while and a new language was introduced, so they had to call it something different. But why they just didn't name that language "netherlandic" as well is beyond my knowledge. So, instead, they named that language "dutch". Where that name comes from I have no idea of though. But I think I've heard Germany and the Netherlands being reffered to as "Dutchlantis". But that is just pure speculations, and I'm not even sure if Germany was counted in there or if it was the Netherlands and Belgium (and Luxemburg maybe). However, that should give it a little more colour. To make it more confusing some people also use Holland instead of The Netherlands. I understand your question but I needed to answer this: We aren't called Dutchland, because that basicly would be the same as Germany, in Dutch: Duitsland and in Germany: Deutschland. That's why we aren't called Dutchland
I think you mean why you should you an article in front of the countries' name. If not, than this answer is not applicable. The complete Dutch term for their own country is… "Koninkrijk der Nederlanden". Koninkrijk means kingdom, der means of and Nederlanden is word which consists of two words. The first word 'neder' is an old-fashioned word for low. 'Landen' means countries. Literally the name means Kingdom of the Low Countries. This name refers to the fact that the Netherlands is located on the lowest part of Northern Europe, some parts of the Netherlands are below sea level. It is obvious that you should use an article if the name would be The Low Countries, but since the English name is derived from the Dutch name the article is used with The Netherlands as well. In that respect it is comparable to The United States and The United Kindom English is not the only language which uses an article in the name. In French it is referred to as 'Les Pays-Bas' and in German it is 'Die Niederlande'.
A country in Western Europe. And it still is.
You can go sightseeing all around the Netherlands. I would recomend the CoBrA Museum. If you want to stay a few days and you have tons of money, you can go to the Softile the …Grand hotel..
The official name of Netherland is "Koninkrijk der Nederlanden" ("Kingdom of the Netherlands"). Dutch people call it shortly "Nederland". "Nederland" consists of two words, "N…eder" and "land". "Neder" is an old word for Low. The word "land" requires no further explanation. "Netherlands" thus literally translates to "Low Lands", and that's exactly what it is, as the biggest part of it is below or just above sea level.
nederland is how the dutch people call their land, The Netherlands is how others do.
The Netherlands is the official name of our country. Foreigners often use the name Holland, which refers to the largest and richest province our country had during the Golden… Age (17th century). People from other countries trading with e.g. the VOC (East-Indian trading Company) referred to the Netherlands as Holland, because every merchant they encountered came from that region. The name stuck throughout history, but it's not official.
'Holland' is officially called The Netherlands.