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- proper n. The Amish (collectively); those people of German origin who settled in the Pennsylvania area prior to 1800.
- proper n. Their language, Pennsylvania German, a High German language descend from Palatinate German. (Not to be confused with the Low German language Plautdietsch.).
- adj. Related to the Amish or their language.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Dutch.
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- n. a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland
Sauerkraut and noodle, as we have seen, came in during the colonial period, apparently through the so-called Pennsylvania Dutch, i. e., a mixture, much debased, of the German dialects of Switzerland, Suabia and the Palatinate.
Orville Qualls stepped up to the cabinet: three antique armoires covered on the outside with false panels painted in Pennsylvania Dutch style, ingeniously joined and hinged.
MOOS: Another Bill Smith billboards went up in Pennsylvania Dutch country, "Welcome to scenic Lancaster County, home to hundreds of puppy mills."
But this is -- we often call them the Pennsylvania Dutch.
And this one-room school here, you'll see these schools, just like this, all over Lancaster County, all over the Pennsylvania Dutch area.
LEMON: Many speak several languages: English, German and sometimes Pennsylvania Dutch.
The Pennsylvania Dutch are known for their tidy farms and their distinctive crafts and customs.
JENSEN: The Pennsylvania Dutch country, I think, indeed.
From Pennsylvania Songs and Legends, Korson note: the popular version is amazingly close to the Pennsylvania Dutch.
In the houses is seen a peculiar rocking-settle, similar to those in use among the Pennsylvania Dutch.
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