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From: "Ruth Piwonka" <>
Subject: Re: Stadt Huys
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 14:28:21 -0400
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Warren and Jean --
> Stadt Huys means State House. It was also called Town Hall.
** Not quite. 'Town hall' is a correct translation into English of 'Stadt
Huys' -- but it
is unlikely that the predominant Dutch-speaking population of New Amsterdam
ever called it that.
In the seventeenth century, 'Stadt' = city; and 'Staat' = state.
A 'town' could be a 'stadt', a 'stedken', a 'groot dorp'
A country town or village = 'dorp' or ' enn vlek'
A fortified town or city = 'een sterke stadt
A hamlet = 'een Gehucht'