[ jump to a language at random ]

Pennsylvania German

Pennsylvania German is used primarily in North America, mainly by Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and the Canadian province of Ontario.

It was also known as "Pennsylvania Dutch" although that is a misnomer as the language is a form of German, not Dutch.


1) Wu iss mei Schtupp?

2) Wu iss der Sand?

3) Wu iss der Wattshaus?

4) Dut mich net aa reeche dat!

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot

Alternate names for Pennsylvania German include Pennsylvania Deitsh, Pennsylvanish, and Pennsylvania Dutch


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
Do you have a language or dialect to add?
Did I get something wrong?
Please let me know...

contact information