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  1. Introduction
  2. Elements, attributes and cultural traits of the Amish
    1. Operation Mode group
    2. Family life
    3. Education
  3. Clothes and physical features
  4. Eating habits and general health
  5. Forms of cultural expression of Amish
    1. History
    2. Creating community
    3. The different currents
  6. Religion
    1. Rites and beliefs
    2. Policy
  7. Festive practices
  8. Languages
  9. Cultural heritage
  10. Conclusion

Among the various minority religious groups in the world, the Amish society is a unique sect. The Amish group of people are widely prevalent in North America and specifically in the United States. They are spread over states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. This group is categorized as a very pious community whose lifestyles are similar to those existing in the seventeenth century. The study of the identity of this group seemed very interesting because these people live in our world without really belonging to the present way of life.

[...] During the seventeenth century, several families joined the Anabaptist Mennonite Sainte-Marie aux Mines in Alsace under the leadership of Bishop Jacob Amman (1644-1730).Through his charisma, he encouraged his followers to be more rigorous in religious practices and practice greater simplicity in life. In conflict with the Anabaptists, they were driven out of Europe and a majority of them joined the United States and specifically in Pennsylvania. Jacob Amman named them Amish in 1693. The different currents The old order Amish: They speak a German dialect, are the most conservative and are farmers . [...]


[...] Once the funeral is over, the community gathers for a big meal Languages Their language is the Frankish Rhineland, which is a very old German dialect similar to Swiss German and Alsatian. This language is known as Pennsylvania Dutch. For the record, when the Anglo-Saxon colonists arrived in the USA during the seventeenth century, the Amish were asked what their mother tongue was. They said "Deutsch" (German), which was interpreted as "Dutch? which means Dutchman. The name stuck and was associated with the new inhabitants of the region who have nothing to do with the inhabitants of the Netherlands. [...]


[...] Family Life An Amish family is composed of parents, grandparents and even great- grandparents with about 8-10 children. They generally have large families and believe that a family is a gift from god. The average number of children per woman is which is a very high figure today (It is 1.94 in France and 1.29 in Spain). There are some groups with genetic problems as a community of 300, and they marry among themselves. Parents have enormous power over the individual throughout his life to ensure their well-being. [...]

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