Guido van Rossum resigns as Python leader

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Fri Jul 13 16:36:31 EDT 2018

Larry Martell <larry.martell at>:
> And while we're talking about the Dutch, why is the country called
> Holland, but then also The Netherlands, but the people are Dutch?

The Netherlands is a latter-day innovation. Holland is the central
region of the Netherlands. Compare that with the UK and England.

As for why they are called Dutch, see


Generally Germanic peoples called themselves Dutch.


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