New Zealand

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Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) From Dutch Nieuw-Zeeland (new Zeeland) (nieuw calqued as new), after the Dutch settlement in Batavia, which in turn had been named after the Dutch province of Zeeland.

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New Zealand

  1. A country in Oceania, to the east of Australia. Official name: New Zealand. Abbreviation: NZ or Aotearoa
  2. The islands of New Zealand, especially the North Island, South Island and nearby coastal islands.
  3. The Realm of New Zealand, including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and the Ross Dependency.

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  • The word is also used in the attributive form, e.g. the New Zealand government.

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  • Tokelauan: Niu Hila

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New Zealand (plural New Zealands)

  1. A rabbit of a breed that originated in California from rabbits imported from New Zealand.

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Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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New Zealand

  1. New Zealand (a country in Oceania)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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New Zealand

  1. New Zealand

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Proper noun[edit]

New Zealand

  1. New Zealand

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