Amish Communities

United States
September 5, 2015 7:07pm CST
I live in a small village that has many Amish communities around it. I'm sure many of you that live in other countries don't know about our "Plain" people. I so enjoy sitting on my porch and seeing them go by in their buggies. Or to watch a Barn Raising. Many days, like today a young man gallops by bareback on his horse.
Fascinating facts about the lives of these Americans, also known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.
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@jstory07 (56933)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Sep 15
I have only heard stoies about them. I have never seen any. Hopefully someday.
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• United States
6 Sep 15
It's wonderful, like going back in time.
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• Preston, England
2 Oct 15
The Harrison Ford movie Witness helped bring knowledge of the Amish to a global community and it is a very good movie.
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@jaboUK (50081)
• United Kingdom
11 Sep 15
Thanks for the information - I didn't know that they don't speak English.
• United States
12 Sep 15
They speak English. They also speak broken German or Dutch. Their children don't learn English though until they are older.
@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
12 Sep 15
@jaboUK They speak Swiss German Janet, Amish community has a Swiss origin. The Amish take its name from a Swiss Mennonite leader, Jakob Ammann. It is strange that there are no Amish outside US and Canada.
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@jaboUK (50081)
• United Kingdom
12 Sep 15
@LadyDuck Yes I find that very odd that they are only found in America and Canada. You'd think some of them would have remained in their home country.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
6 Sep 15
I have heard and read about Amish, they are not p resent in our country.
• United States
12 Sep 15
Nope, only America is blessed with them.
@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
12 Sep 15
@PrarieStyle Do you know that the dialect spoken by the Amish is the Swiss German? I know that there are no Amish communities outside the United States and Canada.
@JudyEv (96587)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar 16
I have heard quite a bit about these people. You have to admire them for sticking to what they believe in.
@silvermist (15794)
• India
4 Mar 16
@PrarieStyle Some years back I saw a documentary about the Amish people on TV.It was very enlightening.
• United States
20 Nov 15
My first husband, whom I divorced 25 years ago, worked with Amish folk in a cabinet crafting facility and as he would come home and tell me some stories about them as a people on this planet, I often shook my head in wonderment about customs, traditions and faith in their little circle of people . . .