Posted by W.F. on September 05, 2001
In an earlier thread, numerous "Dutch" derivations (courage, treat, etc., etc.) were exhaustively examined.
My question is more basic: Why are the citizens of the country of Holland, aka "The Netherlands" called "Dutch"? I know that "Hollanders" and "Netherlanders" are occasionally used, but "Dutch" seems to be more popular. Where did this come from?