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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Amishnoun

    an American follower of the Mennonite religion

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  1. Amishadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or designating, the followers of Jacob Amman, a strict Mennonite of the 17th century, who even proscribed the use of buttons and shaving as

Wiktionary

  1. Amishadjective

    Relating to this sect.

  2. Amishnoun

    A strict Anabaptist sect living mainly in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.

  3. Etymology: From Amisch or Amische after the name of the Swiss preacher Jakob Amman (1645-1730).

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  1. Amish

    The Amish, sometimes referred to as Amish Mennonites, are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships that form a subgroup of the Mennonite churches. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann. Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish. In the early 18th century, many Amish and Mennonites emigrated to Pennsylvania for a variety of reasons. Today, the most traditional descendants of the Amish continue to speak Pennsylvania German, also known as Pennsylvania Dutch. However, a dialect of Swiss German predominates in some Old Order Amish communities, especially in the American state of Indiana. As of 2000, over 165,000 Old Order Amish live in the United States and approximately 1,500 live in Canada. A 2008 study suggested their numbers have increased to 227,000, and in 2010 a study suggested their population had grown by 10 percent in the past two years to 249,000, with increasing movement to the West.

Editors Contribution

  1. Amish

    a religious group in the US that live in a traditional way, mainly by farming, and refuse to use modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann. Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish. In the second half of the 19th century, the Amish divided into Old Order Amish and Amish Mennonites. The latter do not eschew motor cars, whereas the Old Order Amish retained much of their traditional culture. When people refer to the Amish today, they normally refer to the Old Order Amish.


    Submitted by davidb on June 13, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amish in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Chaim Fishman:

    But the Amish are on farms, they live isolated, we are living like this right in the middle of New York City. We’re in the middle of New York City and we don’t know other cultures, other people. My Hasidic friends don’t know English.

  2. Timothy Hochstedler:

    Uber is a cool thing, every single year something new comes in, and Uber is hot right now so we have the Amish Uber.

  3. Walid Abdul-Wahab:

    They assumed I was Amish because of my beard.

  4. Michael Ackerman:

    We finally have figured out the curse of sudden death for the The Amish community and they now have peace of mind as to the reason.

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