Meaning of New Amsterdam

New" Am'ster•dam

Pronunciation: (am'stur-dam"), [key]
  1. a former Dutch town on Manhattan Island: the capital of New Netherland; renamed New York by the British in 1664.
  2. a city in NE Guyana, on the Berbice River. 18,199.
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