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    Guess the City 216

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    maybe

    Utrecht Neth?
    Ghent Belg.?
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    Kajevk, Norway?
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Nope, population just under 16,000.

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    It is in Holland ?
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    It is in Holland ?
    Yes, the city was formed in the year 1234 AD.

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    Wild Guess: Dordrecht, Holland.

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    Quote Originally posted by SkeLeton
    Wild Guess: Dordrecht, Holland.
    Sorry. In this town, the native language is not Dutch.

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    Quote Originally posted by munibulldog
    Sorry. In this town, the native language is not Dutch.
    Ok... let me get this straight... it's in Holland, but the native language isn't dutch? are you giving out false clues or are you just being nitpicky?

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    Groningen?

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    Hoek Van Holland?

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    No cigar.

    The natives in the area speak a language that linguistically is the closest language to English. The ancient legend and lore says that long ago the people came from a land called Atland, which was submerged under the ocean. This tribe resisted the Romans for a long time, and were the last tribe in Northern Europe to be christianized by the Catholic church missionaries.

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    Can I get an "oak-ely doak-ely"?

    Is this in Flanders?
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    Quote Originally posted by Joe Iliff
    Is this in Flanders?
    No. It is north of Flanders.

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    Definitely Dutch, Belgian or Danish.
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    Quote Originally posted by Budgie
    Definitely Dutch, Belgian or Danish.
    This city is in the Netherlands.

    But it used to be part of another nation that no longer exists. Here is a link to an old manuscript about this old nation that supposedly is from the (year) 800's. However many scholars believe that it was written in the 1800's. It may be a collection of old legends, or it may be a fake, no one really knows.

    http://cruisenews.net/atlantis/oeralinda.html

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    Harlingen (Netherlands, not Texas )?

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    Good GTC! Fascinating clues...with all the ancient history, etc.

    Is it Texel, on one of those islands out in the North Sea? I saw references to "Texland" in that first legend. In the pics its such a characteristically Dutch landscape, obviously lowlands, perhaps remote due to the lack of touristy stuff. Is it in the province of Friesland? I know they speak a different dialect of Dutch. The clue that the language is close to English took me away from the region on the Belgian border, where a lot of people speak French. I'm no linguist. What is close to English? Saxon?
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    Hoorn

    I visited a great little town in Northern Netherlands called Hoorn.
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    Quote Originally posted by boilerplater
    Good GTC! Fascinating clues...with all the ancient history, etc.

    Is it Texel, on one of those islands out in the North Sea? I saw references to "Texland" in that first legend. In the pics its such a characteristically Dutch landscape, obviously lowlands, perhaps remote due to the lack of touristy stuff. Is it in the province of Friesland? I know they speak a different dialect of Dutch.
    Very close, you got the province!

    I am pretty sure that Texland means the island of Texel. Those islands are really nice places. Terschelling is my favorite.

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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    I visited a great little town in Northern Netherlands called Hoorn.
    Hoorn and Enkhuizen are amazing places, old seaports full of history.

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    Well, if your interested in Frysk (the language of Friesland), check out the Fryske version of Wikipedia. http://fy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haadside Though I think most of you won't make much of it. To me it seems like Frys has been influenced by Dutch very much.

    Secondly, your guesses on Hoorn and Enkhuizen were not that strange. The area where these towns are is also known as West-Friesland, and became part of the province of Holland in Middle Ages.

    And it's only 200 kilometers away from here, and i have never visited the place (should do that one day).

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    I consider it an embarassment that I did not get this. On speaking with my Mom this past w/e, I found my grandfather was born in a small village that is not far from Harlingen. I've got to tour the area the next time I go to Holland.
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