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It is believed that the first inhabitants of New York area were Native Americans who inhabited this area as early as 10000 years ago. The Europeans discovered the land in 1524 and Dutch colonized New York in 1609.

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The New York colony was originally known as New Netherlands. It was started after a captain for the Dutch East India Company landed in the area. The area was then claimed by the Dutch and settled.

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