Hutterisch

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Carinthian German, Hutterian German, Hutterite German
Population

29,200 in Canada (2007 SIL). Population total all countries: 40,000.

Location

333 colonies in Canada. About 95 people per colony. Also in United States (Hutterite German).

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

About 50% intelligible to Pennsylvania German [pdc], Plautdietsch [pdt], or Standard German [deu] speakers. Although called Tirolean, it is not a pure Tirolean dialect but contains Carinthian and Russian [rus] words.

Language Use

Biblical German, Hutterisch or English [eng] used for religious activities. Children attend public schools, and also supplemental private schools with instruction in religion and 16th century Biblical German. Standard German [deu] is also taught in some colonies. Home. All ages.

Language Development
Almost all adults are literate in English and Biblical German. Bible portions: 2008–2009.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.

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