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The Top Five States With Dutch-American Populations
As Junior Scholastic's Mapman, my job is to design maps. This column gives you the chance to ask me anything about cartography cartography: see map.
Art and science of representing a geographic area graphically, usually by means of a map or chart. Political, cultural, or other nongeographic features may be superimposed. (mapmaking) and geography (the study of the relationship between people and their land, climate, and resources).
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Since geography takes in so much of human experience, I expect your questions to cover every corner of the globe! Here are your first two questions:
Dane S. wants to know about his Dutch roots.
Q: Which state has the largest population of Dutch-Americans?
A: In Census 2000, 4, 452, 494 people in the U.S. listed their ancestry as Dutch. Michigan claimed the most, followed closely by California, and then New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , the birthplace of two famous Dutchmen--former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Erin H., from Ohio, wonders about word origins.
Q: Where does the word map come from?
A: The word "map" is from the Latin mappa, originally an African world. It meant napkin napkin See Sanitary napkin. , cloth, or sheet. The cloth was the material on which some Roman maps were drawn.