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Old 07-16-2007, 07:15 AM   #6
Michael Rowley
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"West Frisian Islands" is an odd name
It's the correct geographical term for the Friesian Islands west of the Ems, to differentiate them from the German Friesian Islands, which are called East Frisian Islands. I don't know when they received different names, but I presume they were named collectively as 'Frisian' had an influence on English. 'Friesland' was just a mistake of mine: don't be too hard on me!

I don't know the name 'Wadden', but 'das Wattenmeer' (or simply 'Wat') is the German for the whole area of sea that exposes expanses of mud at low tide.

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