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New Netherland

New Netherland, Dutch colonial territory extending roughly from what is now Albany, N.Y., to Manhattan Island, and including parts of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Delaware. It was granted in 1621 by the government of Holland to the Dutch West India Company. In 1626 the company purchased Manhattan Island from Native Americans and named it New Amsterdam. In 1664 the British seized New Amsterdam, changing its name to New York.

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