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The name of the American region was coined by English explorer John Smith in 1616.

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New England

  1. Collectively, six states of the United States, namely Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
    • 1616, John Smith, A Description of New England, London: Humfrey Lownes, →OCLC, pages 3, 7:
      [page 3] New England is that part of America in the Ocean Sea opposite to Noua Albyon in the South Sea; discouered by the most memorable Sir Francis Drake in his voyage about the worlde. In regarde whereto this is stiled New England, beeing in the same latitude. New France, off it, is Northward: Southwardes is Virginia, and all the adioyning Continent, with New Granado, New Spain, New Andolosia and the West Indies.
      [page 7] That part wee call New England is betwixt the degrees of 41. and 45: but that parte this discourse speaketh of, stretcheth but from Pennobscot to Cape Cod, some 75 leagues by a right line distant each from other []
  2. A city in North Dakota.
  3. A loosely defined region in the north of New South Wales, Australia.
  4. An electoral division in New South Wales, Australia
  5. A suburb of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England (OS grid ref TF1801).

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