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Pennsylvania German (Language)

Description:a variety of West Central German spoken in North America by descendants of 17th and 18th century immigrants from Southern Germany
Info:The language is often called Pennsylvania Dutch, which is somewhat misleading because it's not a variant of Dutch i.e. the language of the Netherlands.
 Amish and Mennonites, among other groups, speak the language today, an estimated total of 130,000 native speakers.
 Pennsylvania German has primarily been a spoken language throughout its history, and there is no spelling standard for it.
In use since:18th century   (Source)
Ancestor:German
Words:rode Pennsylvania German "red"
 Wosser Pennsylvania German "water"
 wesha Pennsylvania German "wash"
 Winter Pennsylvania German "winter"
 sivva Pennsylvania German "seven"
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