TYPE: Political 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/CULTURES: Holsten (Danish), Holsteen (Low German)
Entry added May 31, 2018