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A Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware Rivers. The first settlement was made at Fort Orange (now Albany, New York) in 1624, although the colony centered on New Amsterdam at the tip of Manhattan Island after 1625-1626. New Netherland was annexed by the English and renamed New York in 1664.
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(Placename) a Dutch North American colony of the early 17th century, centred on the Hudson valley. Captured by the English in 1664, it was divided into New York and New Jersey
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a Dutch colony in the Hudson River region, captured by England in 1664 and divided into New York and New Jersey.
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|Noun||1.||New Netherland - a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam; annexed by the English in 1664|
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