frisia

frisia

noun
an ancient region of northwestern Europe including the Frisian Islands 
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frisia

historic region of The Netherlands and Germany fronting the North Sea and including the Frisian Islands. It has been divided since 1815 into Friesland, a province of The Netherlands, and the Ostfriesland and Nordfriesland regions of northwestern Germany. Frisia is the traditional homeland of the Frisians, a Germanic people who speak a language closely related to English.

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