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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
Southerners already called New Englanders “Yankees” with some disparagement; New Englanders and Pennsylvania Dutch found each other extremely odd.
Greencastle was our next halting place, for a day or two, where it seemed that all of the Pennsylvania Dutch for a hundred miles around about had come to look glum at our audacity in venturing so far in their midst.