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Dutch Americans
Total population
4,533,617
1.43% of the U.S. population (2013)
Regions with significant populations
West Coast especially in California, Mountain states especially in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado, Northeast especially in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, Midwest especially in Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, and the Dakotas
Languages
English, Dutch
Religion
74% Protestant; 10% Roman Catholic, 15% other
Related ethnic groups
Dutch people, Dutch Brazilians, Dutch Canadians, Dutch Surinamese, Afrikaners, Pennsylvania Dutch, Belgian Americans

Dutch Americans (Dutch: Nederlandse Amerikanen), not to be confused with the Pennsylvania Dutch, are Americans of Dutch descent whose ancestors came from the Netherlands. Dutch settlement in the Americas started in 1613 with New Amsterdam, which was exchanged with the English for Suriname at the Treaty of Breda (1667) and renamed to New York City. The English split the Dutch colony of New Netherland into two pieces, and named them New York and New Jersey. More immigration occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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