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Amish

pennsylvania

Amish, conservative group of the Mennonite sect, founded by Jacob Ammann in Switzerland in the 1690s. In the 18th century members settled in what are now Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Their farm communities reject modern life, including electricity, telephones, and cars.

See also: Mennonites; Pennsylvania Dutch.

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