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Voornamen babynamen zwanger
4 min reading time

Nomen Est Omen

Linguist Fieke Van der Gucht investigated the way the old Germanic people chose their first names. As for her own name? Turns out her parents weren’t very good at German.

Griepvirus
history Leo van Bergen
8 min reading time

Like A Scythe Across the Country

One hundred years ago the world encountered a Spanish flu pandemic which cost an estimated 50 to 100 million lives. But in the Netherlands it was long underestimated by the government. Medical historian Leo van Bergen sketches the devastation caused by Spanish flu between 1918 and 1920.

71 Tfay T Aoi L SL1000
language Kieran O'Keefe
7 min reading time

When Did New York Stop Speaking Dutch?

Despite the English conquest of the northeast coast of North America in 1664, the Dutch language continued to thrive in New York and northern New Jersey for generations, persisting into the twentieth century in certain areas.

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