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- (historical) A coastal region along the southeastern corner of the North Sea in what today is mostly a large part of the Netherlands (including present-day Frisia (see below)) and smaller parts of northern Germany (including present-day East Frisia). It is the traditional homeland of the Frisians.
- (exonym) Fryslân, a province of the Netherlands. Also referred to as Friesland (using the Dutch vernacular endonym) and West Frisia.
- 1913, Municipal Journal, Public Works Engineer and Contractors' Guide, Volume 22, page 1166:
- The population of the Province of Frisia, which is divided into eleven urban and thirty rural communes, is of a people of a distinct national character, who have never known feudalism and who attach a high importance to their independence and personal value, hard-working, and of a serious and grave character, with little sentiment for the past.
From Frīsiī (“the Frisians”).
First-declension noun, singular only.