32 Facts About Dutch people


Dutch people are a Germanic ethnic group and nation native to the Netherlands.

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Traditional arts and culture of the Dutch people encompasses various forms of traditional music, dances, architectural styles and clothing, some of which are globally recognizable.

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The dominant religion of the Dutch people is Christianity, both Catholic and Protestant, but in modern times the majority are no longer religious.

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Significant percentages of the Dutch people are adherents of humanism, agnosticism, atheism or individual spirituality.

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Linguistically Old Frankish gradually evolved into Old Dutch people, which was first attested in the 6th century, whereas religiously the Franks converted to Christianity from around 500 to 700.

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The document itself clearly distinguishes between the Dutch people speaking and French speaking parts of the Seventeen Provinces.

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However, during the war it became apparent that the goal of liberating all the provinces and cities that had signed the Union of Utrecht, which roughly corresponded to the Dutch people-speaking part of the Spanish Netherlands, was unreachable.

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Dutch people underwent none of these sound changes and thus occupies a central position in the West Germanic languages group.

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Standard Dutch people has a sound inventory of 13 vowels, 6 diphthongs and 23 consonants, of which the voiceless velar fricative is considered a well known sound, perceived as typical for the language.

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Dutch people is currently an official language of the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, Sint Maarten, Curacao, the European Union and the Union of South American Nations .

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In South Africa and Namibia, Afrikaans is spoken, a daughter language of Dutch people, which itself was an official language of South Africa until 1983.

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Gradually its meaning shifted to the Germanic people they had most contact with, both because of their geographical proximity, but because of the rivalry in trade and overseas territories: the people from the Republic of the Netherlands, the Dutch.

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Generally, it can be said that the Northern Dutch people are more pragmatic, favor a direct approach, and display a less-exuberant lifestyle when compared to Southerners.

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Northern Dutch people culture has been less influenced by French influence than the Southern Dutch people culture area.

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Culturally, modern Frisians and the Dutch people are rather similar; the main and generally most important difference being that Frisians speak West Frisian, one of the three sub-branches of the Frisian languages, alongside Dutch people, and they find this to be a defining part of their identity as Frisians.

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The Southern Dutch people, including Dutch people Brabant and Limburg, remained Catholic or returned to Catholicism.

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The Dutch people dialects spoken by this group are Brabantic, South Guelderish, Limburgish and East and West Flemish.

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Southern Dutch people culture has been influenced more by French culture, as opposed to the Northern Dutch people culture area.

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Since World War II, Dutch people emigrants have mainly departed the Netherlands for Canada, the Federal Republic of Germany, the United States, Belgium, Australia, and South Africa, in that order.

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Today, large Dutch people communities exist in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Turkey, and New Zealand.

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Dutch people Mennonites migrated as far as the Russian Empire, where they were offered land along the Volga River.

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In some villages and towns a Dutch people Reformed church is present, and a number of border districts have towns and village with an etymologically Dutch people origin.

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Dutch people colonisers began arriving shortly thereafter, making the Cape home to the oldest Western-based civilisation south of the Sahara.

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Afrikaans, which developed from Middle Dutch people, has been influenced by English, Malay-Portuguese creole, and various African languages.

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Dutch people was taught to South African students as late as 1914 and a few upper-class Afrikaners used it in polite society, but the first Afrikaans literature had already appeared in 1861.

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In many cases, the Dutch were the first Europeans whom the people living there encountered.

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The most of the Dutch people population is held in Accra, where the Netherlands has its embassy.

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The Dutch people have remained a tightly knit community, especially in the large cities.

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Dutch people had settled in America long before the establishment of the United States of America.

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Nevertheless, many Dutch people communities remained virtually isolated towards the rest of America up until the American Civil War, in which the Dutch people fought for the North and adopted many American ways.

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Dutch people were among the first Europeans settling in Brazil during the 17th century.

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Many Dutch people settlers left Suriname after independence in 1975, which diminished the white Dutch people population in the country.

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