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Type Country
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈnɛð.əɹ.ləndz/(American English) /ˈnɛð.ə.ləndz/(British English)

Meaning & History

From English nether meaning "lower" and land, referring to the low-lying position of the country. This is the name of a country in northwestern Europe. It is sometimes called Holland in English, though this is properly one of its subregions. In English it is usually referred to using the definite article, the.