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From Middle Dutch Vranckrike. Equivalent to Frank +‎ rijk. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

The hamlet in Friesland is named after the country. It may have been originally the name of a field owned by the Frankena family, with the name Frankrijk being applied as a humorous reference to the property. See also Dutch Low Saxon Fraankriek and West Frisian Frankryk.

The hamlet in Gelderland is first attested as franckryk in 1401. Named after the country. Formerly an independent hamlet.


  • IPA(key): /ˈfrɑŋk.rɛi̯k/, (Belgium) [ˈfrɑŋkrɛːk], (Netherlands) [ˈfrɑŋ.krɛi̯k], (Netherlands) [ˈfrɑŋ.kræɪ̯k]
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Proper noun[edit]

Frankrijk n

  1. France (a country in Western Europe)
  2. A hamlet in Ooststellingwerf, Friesland, Netherlands.
  3. A neighborhood of Harderwijk, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Related terms[edit]


  • Afrikaans: Frankryk


  • van Berkel, Gerard, Samplonius, Kees (2018) “frankrijk”, in Nederlandse plaatsnamen verklaard[1] (in Dutch),, →ISBN