The Amish are an Anabaptist Christian denomination and part of the Mennonite sect best known for rejecting many modern conveniences such as electricity and automobiles. They dress plainly and live apart from mainstream society and strictly observe the Sabbath. The largest Amish communities are in Pennsylvania. Many Amish people speak Pennsylvania Dutch, a dialect of German.
- ↑ The New American Desk Encyclopedia, Penguin Group, 1989