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So you've traveled to one of the Dutch countries, or one of the countries in the world that speaks the Dutch language and you happen to look at a map. You may notice that a word or two look different. You may not be able to make the distinction between places that you thought you were familiar with.

This is because countries and nationalities in Dutch may be different from western names!

This article will guide you through each continent, providing a list of country names in Dutch. It will also educate you on how to say and discuss nationalities in Dutch, such as what is an Italian or Spanish person called.

Note: With 195 officially recognized countries in the world, it simply wasn't feasible to add every single country. However, if you'd like to see a country or nationality added to any list below, please let us know.

Let's go!

 

Interesting Travel Facts About The Netherlands

Netherlands facts

Quick Facts

  • The Netherlands' official name is the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • The Netherlands is also known as Holland
  • The national color is orange
  • The Netherlands joined the European Union (EU) in 1999
  • The Netherlands is a member of NATO
  • In the Dutch language, The Netherlands is called (Koninkrijk der) Nederlanden
  • The capital city of The Netherlands is Amsterdam
  • As the country is a part of the EU, they use the Euro

Geography

  • Geographically, the Dutch Republic is divided into 12 provinces and each province has its own capital
  • The Netherlands is located in North Western Europe in an area known as The Low Lands
  • The country is very flat and the majority of the country sits on reclaimed land
  • The climate in The Netherlands is a moderate maritime climate. The average temperatures in summer are around 63°F (17°C) in summer and 37°F (3°C) in winter

Language

  • Dutch is spoken by about 23 million people the world over
  • Dutch is most similar to German and English

Now let's find out what the countries and nationalities are called in Dutch. What is your country called in Dutch?

 

Continents In The Dutch Language

To begin, let's take a look at what the continents of our world are called. We'll start with the biggest land masses and make our way through each continent's countries after that.

continents in Dutch
EnglishDutchPronunciation
AsiaAzië
AfricaAfrika
North AmericaNoord Amerika
South AmericaZuid-Amerika
AntarcticaAntarctica
EuropeEuropa
Australia/OceaniaAustralië/Oceanië/

 

What Are The Countries And Nationalities In Dutch Called?

Let's see how the Dutch translate some of the more well-known nations around the world. Each section is organized into continents to make it easier for you to search for the country name you're looking for. After this, we'll take a closer look at nationality.

North American Countries

countries in Dutch
EnglishDutchPronunciation
CanadaCanada
United States/AmericaVerenigde Staten van Amerika
MexicoMexico
GreenlandGroenland

Caribbean Country Names

The Dutch colonized parts of the Caribbean throughout history and there are some islands here that speak Dutch. You're also likely to meet people living in the Netherlands from the Caribbean too! It would be nice to ask them in Dutch where they or their ancestors are from.

country names in Dutch
EnglishDutchPronunciation
BahamasBahamas
CubaCuba
Dominican RepublicDominicaanse Republiek
HaitiHaïti
JamaicaJamaica
Lesser AntillesKleine Antillen

Central America Country Names

Central America, while not its own continent, is often given a separate designation as it's not quite in South America. It consists of seven nations that provide a bridge or are sometimes referred to as being sandwiched between North and South America.

what are countries called in Dutch
EnglishDutchPronunciation
BelizeBelize
Costa RicaCosta Rica
El SalvadorEl Salvador
GuatemalaGuatemala
HondurasHonduras
NicaraguaNicaragua
PanamaPanama

South American Country Names

South America is another part of the world the Dutch tried to colonize. They laid down roots in the country of Suriname, the only nation they were successfully able to conquer.

Dutch names for countries
EnglishDutchPronunciation
ArgentinaArgentinië
BoliviaBolivia
BrazilBrazilië
ChileChili
ColumbiaColombia
EcuadorEcuador
Falkland IslandsFalkland Eilanden
French GuianaFrans Guyana
GuatemalaGuatemala
GuyanaGuyana
ParaguayParaguay
PeruPeru
SurinameSuriname
UraguayUraguay
VenezuelaVenezuela

African Countries

Did you know that South Africa was once part of the Dutch empire?! Well, it was. So were these African nations; the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Angola, Namibia, and Senegal

Dutch names for nations
EnglishDutchPronunciation
EgyptEgypte
EthiopiaEthiopië
KenyaKenia
MadagascarMadagascar
MoroccoMarokko
MozambiqueMozambique
NigeriaNigeria
SomaliaSomalië
South AfricaZuid-Afrika
UgandaOeganda

European Countries

We've divided Europe into some distinctive regions. We realize there are many more regions within Europe, however, these are the most known ones around the world.

Dutch country names
EnglishDutchPronunciation
AustriaOostenrijk
BelgiumBelgië
BulgariaBulgarije
CyprusCyprus
CzechiaTsjechië
FranceFrankrijk
GermanyDuitsland
GreeceGriekenland
HungaryHongarije
IrelandIerland
ItalyItalië
NetherlandsNederland
PolandPolen
PortugalPortugal
RussiaRusland
SpainSpanje
SwitzerlandZwitserland
TürkiyeTurks
UkraineOekraïne

Scandinavia - Scandinavië

EnglishDutchPronunciation
FinlandFinland
NorwayNoorwegen
SwedenZweden
DenmarkDenemarken

United Kingdom (UK) - Verenigd Koninkrijk (VK)

EnglishDutchPronunciation
England/BritainEngeland/Groot-Brittannië/
ScotlandSchotland
WalesWales
Northern IrelandNoord-Ierland

Asian Countries

The Dutch had their hand in Asia too, once spreading their empire to the Dutch East Indies as they were known. Today, this region is known as Indonesia.

Dutch names for continents

Mainland Asia - Vasteland Azië

EnglishDutchPronunciation
ChinaChina
JapanJapan
South KoreaZuid-Korea
IndiaIndia
NepalNepal
PakistanPakistan
Sri LankaSri Lanka
KazakhstanKazachstan
KyrgyzstanKirgizië
GeorgiaGeorgië
RussiaRusland
TaiwanTaiwan
HongkongHongkong
MacaoMacau

Southeast Asia - Zuid-Oost Azië

EnglishDutchPronunciation
CambodiaCambodja
IndonesiaIndonesië
LaosLaos
MalaysiaMaleisië
Myanmar/BurmaMyanmar/Birma/
PhilippinesFilippijnen
SingaporeSingapore
ThailandThailand
VietnamVietnam

Middle East - Midden-Oosten

EnglishDutchPronunciation
AfghanistanAfghanistan
IranIran
IraqIrak
IsraelIsraël
JordanJordanië
KuwaitKoeweit
LebanonLibanon
OmanOman
United Arab EmiratesVerenigde Arabische Emiraten
QatarQatar
Saudi ArabiaSaoedi-Arabië
State of PalestineStaat Palestina
SyriaSyrië
YemenJemen

Oceania Countries

Oceania is also commonly known as Australia however, this continent is much more than just one nation. It's also the smallest continent on Earth.

learn Dutch names for countries
EnglishDutchPronunciation
AustraliaAustralië
FijiFiji
Marshall IslandsMarshall eilanden
New ZealandNieuw-Zeeland
Papua New GuineaPapoea-Nieuw-Guinea
SamoaSamoa
Solomon IslandsSolomon eilanden
TongaTonga
VanuatuVanuatu

 

What Are Nationalities Called In Dutch?

Dutch names for nationalities

Just like for country names, the Danes have their own way to describe where people are from that may differ from what you'd expect. Although some are still the same as English. It's important to understand these concepts when learning a new language. What is your nationality in Dutch and what are the most common nationalities around the world?

EnglishDutch (Masculine)PronunciationDutch (Feminine)Pronunciation
AfricanAfrikaanAfrikaanse
AmericanAmerikaanAmerikaanse
AmericanAmerikaanAmerikaanse
ArgentinanArgentijnArgentijnse
AsianAziatischAziatische
AustrianOostenrijkerOostenrijkse
BelgianBelgBelgische
BrazilianBraziliaanBraziliaanse
BritishBritBritse
ChineseChineesChinese
DaneDeenDeense
DutchHollanderHollandse
EnglishEngelsmanEngelse
EuropeanEuropeaanEuropeaans
FrenchFransmanFrançaise
GermanDuitserDuitse
GreekGriekGriekse
HungarianHongaarHongaarse
IndianIndirIndische
IrishIerIerse
ItalianItaliaanItaliaanse
JapaneseJapannerJapanse
NorwegianNoorNoorse
PolishPoolPoolse
PortuguesePortugeesPortugese
RussianRusRussin
SpanishSpanjaardSpaanse
SwedishZweedZweedse
SwissZwitserZwitserse
TurkishTurkTurkse
WelshWelshWelshe

 

Example Sentences Of How To Talk About Nationalities In Dutch

where are you from in Dutch

We thought you'd appreciate this additional information to discuss nationality with people. It's always nice to ask people about where they are from as it can improve relationships.

How To Ask 'Where Are You From?'

  • Where are you from? - Waar kom je vandaan?
  • Where do you come from? - Waar kom je vandaan?
  • What is your country of origin? - Wat is uw land van herkomst?

How To Respond To 'Where Are You From?'

  • I am from… - Ik kom uit…
  • I come from… - Ik kom uit…
  • I am … - Ik ben …
  • My country of origin is… - Mijn land van herkomst is…
  • I live in… - Ik woon in…

Asking Where Someone Else Is From

  • Where is he from? - Waar komt hij vandaan?
  • Where is she from? - Waar komt zij vandaan?
  • What country is he from? - Uit welk land komt hij?
  • What country is she from? - Uit welk land komt ze?
  • He is from… - Hij komt uit…
  • She is from… - Zij komt uit…
  • He is Italian - Hij is Italiaans
  • She is Asian - Ze is Aziatisch

Other Useful Vocabulary:

EnglishDutchPronunciation
nativeoorspronkelijk
languagetaal
countryland
nationalitynationaliteit

 

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