Niderlandy

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch Nederland, from neder (down, low) +‎ land (land). Compare English Netherlands.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɲi.dɛrˈlan.dɨ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -andɨ
  • Syllabification: Ni‧der‧lan‧dy

Proper noun[edit]

Niderlandy nvir

  1. the Low Countries
  2. (historical) the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (a former country in Western Europe)
  3. (occasionally proscribed) Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (a country in Western Europe, consisting of four constituent countries: the Netherlands per se, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten)
    Synonyms: Holandia, (formal, long form) Królestwo Niderlandów

Usage notes[edit]

The use of Niderlandy as the short form of the country's name is prescribed by the European Union.[1] This usage, however, is discouraged by the Commission on Standardization of Geographical Names in Poland, which advises using Holandia instead.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Urząd Publikacji – Międzyinstytucjonalny przewodnik redakcyjny – 7.1. Kraje – 7.1.1. Stosowane nazwy i skróty”, in publications.europa.eu[1], accessed 2024-01-25
  2. ^ “Urzędowy wykaz nazw państw i terytoriów niesamodzielnych - Komisja Standaryzacji Nazw Geograficznych poza Granicami Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej - Portal Gov.pl”, in Komisja Standaryzacji Nazw Geograficznych poza Granicami Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej[2] (in pl-PL), accessed 2024-01-25

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