Dictionary of Dutchness


Medelander (literally co-countryman) is a word invented by the politically correct to describe someone who lives in Holland but whose parents were born abroad – a rather contorted way of avoiding the dreaded allochtoon word. Should not be confused with moe-lander which is someone who is living and working in Holland but comes from either central or eastern Europe (Midden- en Oost-Europa).

All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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