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 is sometimes considered offensive, especially by residents of the other provinces of the Netherlands.

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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) Holland (alternative name for the Netherlands)

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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.