Holland

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch holt lant (wood land). A popular but false etymology holds that it is derived from hol land (hollow land), inspired by the low-lying geography of both the Dutch and the English region (Holland, Lincolnshire).

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Holland

  1. The Netherlands.
  2. A region of the Netherlands formed by two provinces: North Holland and South Holland.
  3. An English habitational surname​ for someone from the Netherlands, or from any of the various places in England named Holland.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Outside the Netherlands, and even sometimes in the Netherlands itself, the term “Holland” often refers to the Netherlands as a whole. This use can sometimes be considered insensitive, especially by residents of the other provinces of the Netherlands. It is somewhat similar to referring to the United Kingdom as "England".

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Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia da

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Holland

  1. Netherlands (country in northwestern Europe)

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

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Holland n

  1. Holland (traditional region, the modern provinces North Holland and South Holland)
  2. (mostly in Belgium, proscribed) the Netherlands as a whole

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People in the Netherlands generally do not call their country Holland, especially not if they live outside the two provinces of that name. It can be seen as reinforcing Hollandic political and/or cultural dominance, which might be sensitive to some, although unlikely to cause serious offence. However, the term is more widely used to mean "Netherlands" in international contexts, such as in international shipping, and it is also widespread in sports.

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German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia de

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Holland

  1. Netherlands (country in northwestern Europe)

Icelandic[edit]

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Holland n

  1. Holland, the Netherlands

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch Holland.

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Holland n

  1. the Netherlands, Holland

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Norwegian[edit]

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Holland

  1. (archaic) Holland

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Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sv

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Holland n

  1. Holland, a region in the Netherlands. Often referring to the whole of the Netherlands.