About the Pennsylvania-Dutch

The Great Allegheny Passage — Highlands Trail

The widely scattered agricultural population of American immigrants had its language influence in Pennsylvania. The German dialects were brought from abroad, mostly from the region of the Upper Rhine, and the Neckar, the latter furnishing the Surabian or Rhenish Bavarian element. The language is therefore South German, as brought in by emigrants from Rhenish Bavaria, Baden, Alsace (Alsatia), Würtemberg, German Swissland, and Darmstadt…

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