- (countable) A person descended from German immigrants to Pennsylvania before 1800.
- (uncountable) The High German language, descending from Palatine German, which is spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch. (Not to be confused with the Low German language Plautdietsch which is also spoken in Pennsylvania.)
person — see Pennsylvania Dutch
language — see Pennsylvania Dutch
- Relating to the Pennsylvania Germans or their language.
Pennsylvania Dutch — see Pennsylvania Dutch
Usage notes edit
The term Pennsylvania Dutch is colloquially applied to the people, their culture and their language. Pennsylvania Dutch is more commonly termed Pennsylvania German in scholarly discourse.
See also edit
- Category:Pennsylvania German language for words in Pennsylvania German