What does amish mean?

Definitions for amishˈɑ mɪʃ, ˈæm ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Amish(noun)

    an American follower of the Mennonite religion


  1. Amish(a.)

    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


  1. Amish(Adjective)

    Relating to this sect.

  2. Amish(ProperNoun)

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

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


  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.


  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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