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Where were the Dutch from?


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July 28, 2011 10:20AM

Holland also known as the Netherlands. It lies in Europe.

The proper name for the country is "The Netherlands" which means "low-lying lands".

But that's a wrong name since it's one country, one land.

The term "Holland" used to be the name of one of the provinces within The Netherlands, and somehow it's been adopted as the general name of the country in modern times. It's more commonly known as Holland (outside of the Netherlands) these days.

The dutch refer to their country as Nederland. What is a better name than the Netherlands. It should be called Netherland actually.