Netherlander

Netherlands

[neth-er-luhndz]
noun
(used with a singular or plural verb) a kingdom in W Europe, bordering on the North Sea, Germany, and Belgium. 13,433 sq. mi. (34,790 sq. km). Capitals: Amsterdam and The Hague.
Also called Holland.
Dutch Nederland.

Netherlander [neth-er-lan-der, -luhn-] , noun
Netherlandian, adjective
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Netherlander (ˈnɛðəˌlændə)
 
n
a native or inhabitant of the Netherlands

Netherlands (ˈnɛðələndz)
 
n
1.  Also called: Holland, Dutch name: Nederland a kingdom in NW Europe, on the North Sea: declared independence from Spain in 1581 as the United Provinces; became a major maritime and commercial power in the 17th century, gaining many overseas possessions; formed the Benelux customs union with Belgium and Luxembourg in 1948 and was a founder member of the Common Market, now the European Union. It is mostly flat and low-lying, with about 40 per cent of the land being below sea level, much of it on polders protected by dykes. Official language: Dutch. Religion: Christian majority, Protestant and Roman Catholic, large nonreligious minority. Currency: euro. Capital: Amsterdam, with the seat of government at The Hague. Pop: 16 227 000 (2004 est). Area: 41 526 sq km (16 033 sq miles)
2.  the kingdom of the Netherlands together with the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium, esp as ruled by Spain and Austria before 1581; the Low Countries

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