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Dutch from Holland

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?