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Minuit, Peter

Syllabification: Min·u·it, Peter
Pronunciation: /ˈminyo͞oit
 
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Definition of Minuit, Peter in English:

( 1580–1638), Dutch colonial administrator. He was the first director general of the North American Dutch colony of New Netherland 1626–31. He purchased Manhattan Island from Native Americans in 1626 for 60 guilders ($24).

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