Pennsylvania Dutch

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Penn·syl·va·nia Dutch (also Pennsylvania German) • n. 1. a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania. 2. [as pl. n.] (the Pennsylvania Dutch or Germans) the German-speaking inhabitants of Pennsylvania, descendants of 17th- and 18th-century Protestant immigrants from the Rhineland.

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Pennsylvania Dutch a name for the German-speaking inhabitants of the US state of Pennsylvania, descendants for the most part of 17th- and 18th-century Protestant immigrants from the Rhineland.

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