Guido van Rossum resigns as Python leader

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


Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com>:
> 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

   <URL: https://www.etymonline.com/word/Dutch>

Generally Germanic peoples called themselves Dutch.


Marko


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