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Amish people speak Pennsylvania German, but they are not called Pennsylvania German.

Pennsylvania dutch are actually just any people of German descent who settled in Pennsylvania. When the Germans came to Pennsylvania, people thought they were saying "dutch" when they were actually saying "deutch" which means German.

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Are the Pennsylvania Germans and the Amish the same?

Pennsylvania Dutch refers to the Amish, Mennonite, and those who also have a Pennsylvania dutch heritage, but may not be a part of the Amish or Mennonite community.

Are Pennsylvannia Dutch same as Amish?

The Pennsylvania Dutch are a cultural group in Pennsylvania who are of German descent. They include various religious groups, such as the Amish and the Mennonites, but not all Pennsylvania Dutch people are Amish. The Amish are a specific religious group within the Pennsylvania Dutch community who follow a conservative and traditional lifestyle.

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Pennsylvanian dutch or a rough translation of real dutch. Not sure what the question asks, but the above statement should be clarified. Pennsylvania Dutch is the language spoken by the Amish. It is a German dialect going back to the time when the Amish first arrived in Pennsylvania in the 17th century. It has evolved over time and is unlike German spoken in Germany. Real Dutch is a language spoken in the Netherlands (Holland). It is a Germanic language, but unlike German and neither one can understand each other. Why do they refer to the Amish language as Pennsylvania Dutch? The Germans refer to their language as Deutsch, which sounds a lot like Dutch. In fact Germans call their country Deutschland.

What does a Amish church service involve?

The same as most church services except in Pennsylvania Dutch.

Can Amish people speak English?

Yes. Their first language is Pennsylvania Dutch- (a dialect of German). They speak only this language until they get to be around six at the time they start school. Then they begin to learn English.

What were the colonists called in Pennsylvania?

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What state has the highest Amish population in the us?

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What are Amish people called other then Amish?

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