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Hutterisch

A language of Canada

ISO 639-3geh

Population  33,000 in Canada. Population total all countries: 45,000.
Region  347 colonies in Canada. About 95 people per colony. Also in United States.
Alternate names   Hutterian German, Hutterite German, Tirolean, Tyrolese, Carinthian German
Dialects  About 50% intelligible to Pennsylvania German [pdc], Plautdietsch [pdt], or Standard German speakers. Although called ‘Tirolean’, it is not a pure Tirolean dialect but contains Carinthian and Russian words.
Classification  Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German, German, Upper German, Bavarian-Austrian
Language use  Home. All ages. Most have limited comprehension of English and even less comprehension of Standard German.
Comments  In addition to attendance at public schools in each colony, children attend supplemental private schools with instruction in religion and 16th century Biblical German. Standard German is also taught in some colonies. Biblical German, Hutterisch or English used for religious activities. Intensive agriculturalists. Some manufacturing. Christian.

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United States

Language name   German, Hutterite
Population  12,000 in United States.
Region  128 colonies in USA. Average 95 people in each colony.
Alternate names  Hutterian German, Tirolean, Tyrolese, Carinthian German
Language use  In addition to attendance at public schools in each colony, children attend supplemental private schools with instruction in religion and 16th century Biblical German. Standard German is also taught in some colonies. Most use Biblical German, Hutterisch, or English for religious activities. Home. All ages. Some have limited comprehension of English and even less of Standard German.
Comments  Intensive agriculturalists. Some manufacturing. Christian.
 
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