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  Dutch people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dutch republic was ended by the Batavian revolution, a civil war with supporters of the Dutch stadholder on one side and the supporters of an anti-nobility revolution fashioned after the French revolution on the other side.
Dutch is an official language of the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, and the Netherlands Antilles.
Standaardnederlands or Algemeen Beschaafd Nederlands ('Common Dutch', abbreviated to ABN) is the standard language as taught in schools and used by authorities in the Netherlands, Flanders, Suriname, Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dutch_people   (2073 words)

Dutch is a West Germanic language spoken by some 21 million people mostly in the Netherlands (Holland) and the northern half of Belgium (Flanders, including Belgium's capital Brussels).
Dutch is spoken by practically all inhabitants of the Netherlands and parts of Belgium, as well as in the northernmost part of France where it is called Vlaams (Flemish).
Dutch is considered to be a Category I language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/Dutch.html   (1137 words)

 The Holland Ring - Dutch culture
People don't immediately speak to strangers, on the trains everyone tries to get a seat where they can sit alone and the foreign visitor soon has the feeling that he or she is being ignored.
Dutch people often seem to be measuring themselves against their own ideas rather than against other people.
Dutch women today often keep their own surnames after marriage, and they are entering the job market at a heightened pace.
www.thehollandring.com /dutchculture.shtml   (2570 words)

 Dutch 'no' could doom EU charter
Dutch liberals worried a more united EU could weaken the country's liberal social policies, such as tolerating marijuana use, prostitution and euthanasia.
It was the first chance the Dutch public had to rule on their country's deepening involvement in Europe, since the process had never been an issue in any domestic election.
Early in the day, Balkenende had said he was optimistic the Dutch would defy the pollsters and vote on the merits of the constitution rather than their general feeling of malaise.
www.rediff.com /news/2005/jun/02dutch.htm   (968 words)

 Interested in Dutch? Right place for it! Dutch!
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 Study Abroad: Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Native Dutch people are a fairly homogeneous lot, having descended from the Germanic peoples who originally populated the area in ancient times.
In the 16th century, The Netherlands was swept by the Reformation, and during the 17th century, the Dutch Reformed Church played an important role in the identity of the Kingdom of The Netherlands which emerged after the Dutch successfully threw off Spanish Hapsburg rule.
Dutch people often require advanced notice for everything, and you must schedule even the most casual of encounters some time in advance.
www.cmsu.edu /mcts/index.cfm?pg=stu_dutch.htm   (1287 words)

 goDutch.com :: Arrival of 200,000th postwar Dutch immigrant merited no publicity
A Dutch 50th anniversary has been attached to the facility’s official 75th ‘birthday’, to ensure that memories of the arrival will be engraved in the community’s collective history a few decades longer.
Dutch immigrants at Pier 21 were a significant factor, they were the fourth-largest group of civilians.
Dutch naval ships conquered several ports but were unable to hold on to their new territory for long (*2).
www.godutch.com /windmill/newsItem.asp?id=255   (1094 words)

 Germanic Studies
Dutch is spoken by approximately 20,000,000 people in Western Europe alone and by people in Surinam, and the Dutch Antilles.
Dutch is the language spoken in the northern part of Belgium, where Brussels, the capital of the European Union, is situated; it is also the language of The Hague, home of the International Court of Justice.
Students at Indiana learn Dutch to achieve a wide range of goals, for example, exploration or cultivation of family heritage, enhancement of qualifications for international business, direct access to a prominent cultural tradition, and skill acquisition for research in academic fields such as European history and art history.
www.indiana.edu /~germanic/dutch/intro.html   (974 words)

That the Dutch government neglects her responsibilities is a directly caused by a changed conception of its duties.
The Dutch Socialist could not be convinced by foreign affairs minister Bot who said that he would use the mission to maximize the pressure on the American to change the legal position of the enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan.
The Dutch government does not recognize the legality of the American argument that the Geneva treaty does not apply for these enemy combatants and that they can be kept imprisoned indefinitely.
dutchreport.blogspot.com   (11282 words)

 Dutch San Diego - About Us
With the desire to learn the Dutch language to communicate with relatives (I have a Dutch mother from NL) and to be more of a part of the NL when I travel there, I formed the Dutch Language Meet Up in Jan of 2003.
We started a Dutch class in August of 2004 with a dozen students (adults) and it is still going with about 6.
We have Dutch immigrants and expats as well as people of Dutch heritage and spouses and those interested in Dutch culture.
www.dutchsandiego.com /wst_page2.html   (419 words)

 All Things Dutch Gallery
Along with tulips, windmills and Delft china, the Dutch are renowned for their sweets, particularly their chocolate, licorice and a unique cookie called stroopwafels.
But you don't need to be Dutch to explore and appreciate the special chocolates, licorice and cookies, as well as the holiday traditions surrounding them.
In the history of chocolate making, the Dutch are known for several breakthroughs by a chemist Conrad J. van Houten that laid the basis for solid candy.
www.allthingsdutch.com /gallery.html   (1056 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Dutch test immigrants with gay kiss
Critics complain that people living in the mountains of Morocco or rural villages in Pakistan will not be able to make the long journey to cities for Dutch language lessons.
Dirk Nieuwboer, a Dutch journalist based in Istanbul, said the multiple-choice cultural test included a question about how to behave in a cafe if two men at the next table started kissing.
A spokeswoman for Verdonk said an edited version of the DVD would be available for showing in Middle Eastern countries such as Iran where it would be illegal to possess images of homosexuality.
english.people.com.cn /200603/14/eng20060314_250439.html   (686 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Prayer vigil targets Devil's Day
Dutch evangelical Christians are to hold a round-the-clock prayer vigil to ward off the forces of evil on Tuesday - the so-called Devil's Day.
Behind the initiative is a Dutch evangelical organisation called Ambassadors Ministries.
Organisers expect at least 2,000 Dutch evangelicals to take part in the mass prayer vigil across the Netherlands.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/5049516.stm   (339 words)

 Dutch People Reject EU Constitution
A provisional final result posted by Dutch news agency ANP shows a comprehensive 61.6 percent of voters were opposed to the charter, while only 38.4 percent approved.
Critics feared the Netherlands, with just 16.4 million people, would be engulfed by a superstate headquartered in Brussels and dominated by Germany, France and Britain.
The Dutch, he said, also had some leftover resentment that the guilder was undervalued when the Dutch adopted the euro.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2005/06/03-06-05/Dutch.htm   (624 words)

 The Holland Ring - For Dutch living abroad and those who want to learn more about The Netherlands (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
That the Dutch are the tallest people in Europe.
That both its people and their language are known to English-speakers as Dutch, a name derived from the old language named Diets.
and that the supposedly Dutch story, known as the legend of Hans Brinker - who supposedly put his finger in the dike to prevent a flood, was actually a literary invention by the American writer Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge (1831-1905), who was born in New York.
www.thehollandring.com.cob-web.org:8888   (1114 words)

 Learn Dutch
The Learn Dutch website is a resource for Distance Learners who like to excercise their mind with a difficult-to-learn language.
Dutch is not only the language of 16 million people in the Netherlands, but also of 6 million people in Flanders, Belgium
Afrikaans is a language related to Dutch and spoken in South-Adrica and Namibia.
www.learndutch.org   (108 words)

 President Bush's Interview by Dutch TV NOS
THE PRESIDENT: First of all, Holland was a stalwart, and the people of Holland were brave and courageous when it came to resisting tyranny.
I believe that those who kill in the name of a great religion are evil people; people who are willing to destroy innocent life or bury people in mass graves, or starve people to death are evil.
The Dutch government is completely on the other side of the spectrum when it comes to abortion or euthanasia, gay marriages, drugs even.
fpc.state.gov /fpc/45734.htm   (1219 words)

 Dutch culture
Communists are 1) students in the sixties who wanted to change the world; 2) some old farmers in the north of your country who still vote for the minuscule communist party; 3) tough guys who did their patriotic duty against the Germans during the occupation.
With most people you know, you use the informal je form; the honorific u is used in more formal situations, like speaking to older people or to businesspeople from another company.
The war is not forgotten, and most people have elderly family members who were killed, deported or otherwise mistreated by the Nazis.
www.zompist.com /dutchcult.html   (2787 words)

 AGORAVOX - The Citizen Media
A national survey shows that Dutch people expect issues such as the fight against terrorism and crime, asylum and immigration policy, and environmental protection to be addressed at the European level.
The survey, know as ‘the Netherlands in Europe’, attracted over 128.000 people in six weeks time and is one of the largest public opinion surveys ever in the Netherlands.
Almost half (48%) of Dutch people thinks the EU is nearing completion.
www.agoravox.com /article.php3?id_article=4847   (931 words)

 Dutch Expatriates People Society
The Swedes and the Dutch are competing with the English in Aquitaine for...
Your contract is with Expatica Communications BV, a Dutch limited liability...
Aljazeera.netAbducted oil workers freed in NigeriaAljazeera.net, Qatar - Oct 4, 2006Twenty-five workers of a Royal Dutch Shell contractor kidnapped in Nigeria...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Society/People/Expatriates/Dutch   (298 words)

 Dutch people say “no” in EU referendum
Instead, the majority of the people of France and the Netherlands are bombarded by a cocktail of threats (“there will now definitely be a crisis and maybe even war!”), insults (“voters were too stupid to know what it was about”) and a great deal of arrogance (“we will still go ahead with the Constitution”).
This is something Venezuela experienced after the people cast the “wrong” vote up to six consecutive times for president Chavez, after which the country was excommunicated by the international media.
The merit of the Dutch “no” vote is that it soon demolished the cordon sanitaire, the coalition of government officials and bourgeois media established in France.
www.marxist.com /Europe/netherlands-referendum-rogue030605.htm   (998 words)

 Hit and Run
Radio Netherlands reported last week that Holland is experiencing a "bourgeois exodus." According to the state-funded service, "More and more Dutch people are leaving the Netherlands to live abroad." Nearly 50,000 of them left last year, the highest number since the postwar era when the Dutch government was encouraging emigration.
Reports in the U.S. press have indicated that a significant number of Dutch dairy farmers and hog farmers have been settling in the American Midwest, though the forces bringing them to the U.S. reportedly involve the soaring value of land in the crowded Netherlands, and European agricultural regulation.
Certainly there are people leaving for English speaking countries because they can make more money there, but I don't know that it's the bulk of the emigration.
www.reason.com /hitandrun/2005/05/a_dutch_exodus.shtml   (1380 words)

 Inhabitat » Blog Archive » ANY DUTCH PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I’d love to hear from anyone (Dutch or not) who is knowledgeable about designy things to do in the Netherlands.
I am about to embark on a Dutch design tour this July and am looking for suggestions on where to go, what to do, and who to check out for Inhabitat.
Dutch designers and design aficionados - please get in touch with me or leave suggestions in the comments!
inhabitat.com /blog/2006/06/17/any-dutch-people-in-the-house   (1534 words)

 One in 10 Dutch people are racist: poll
They feel superior to immigrants and believe Dutch people should not mix with other nationalities, according to a new survey.
A quarter of the Dutch public is very negative about immigrants in general, consultancy Motivaction said at the weekend.
Director Ilhan Akel of the Dutch centre for foreigners (NCB) said the findings of the report were “very shocking” but he said he was not surprised by them.
www.religionnewsblog.com /14871/one-in-10-dutch-people-are-racist-poll   (464 words)

 The Pennsylvania Dutch Country / Lancaster County, PA Welcome Center
Lancaster County, PA Wilkum to Lancaster County and the scenic Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
You'll find beautiful scenery dotted with one-room schoolhouses and wooden covered bridges, modern farm machinery being pulled behind four-and six-mule teams, homemade clothing and quilts gently blowing in the breeze, and where you'll hear the clip-clop of horses' hooves echoing down quiet country roads.
Amish people are real people, living in a cultural setting that seeks to distance itself from our own fast-paced lifestyle.
www.800padutch.com   (755 words)

 Pennsylvania Dutch History Pathfinder
The resources selected are both general history resources that cover the Pennsylvania Dutch in their scope, or more specific resources which handle the Pennsylvania Dutch and surrounding community specifically.
This book is part of the World Folklore series and offers insight into the history of the Pennsylvania Dutch, including their immigration, family and home life, dialect, and occupations in addition to spotlighting the folk art traditions made popular by the culture.
Devil's Playground explores the Pennsylvania Dutch phenomenon called "Rumspringa," during which teenagers in the Amish community are permitted to leave their culture and live "among the English." This video offers a unique look into the cultural history of the Pennsylvania Dutch people.
www.pages.drexel.edu /~nme26/padutch.htm   (1033 words)

 improve my Dutch. on 43 Things   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Whenever I’m in a situation with Dutch people, I alway try to use Dutch, rather than revert to English.
People give me different opinions on whether I should do this or not.
Initally, I let the Dutch guys explain, but before long it was clear that there were far too many customers and not enough people explaining, so I had to pull out my best Dutch and explain away.
www.43things.com /things/view/51340   (896 words)

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