New Netherland

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New Netherland (Dutch: Nieuw-Nederland) was the former Dutch colony on the east coast of North America founded in 1614 or 1615. It included settlements in, or claims to, parts of what are now the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maryland.[1]



  1. "New Netherland" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 4 November 2008).