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TypePolitical Subdivision & Region

Meaning & History

From the name of a Saxon tribe, derived from Old Saxon holt meaning "wood" and sat meaning "inhabitant". This is the name of a historical region in Germany, near the Danish border. It forms part of the name of the modern German state of Schleswig-Holstein.
Other Languages & CulturesHolsten Danish Holsteen Low German
Entry added May 31, 2018   Contribute