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  1. Penn·syl·va·nia Dutch
    IPA[ˌpensəlˈvānyə ˌdəCH]
  2. noun

    • 1. a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania, chiefly by descendants of 17th- and 18th-century Protestant immigrants from the Rhineland.

    • 2. the German-speaking inhabitants of Pennsylvania, descendants of 17th- and 18th-century Protestant immigrants from the Rhineland.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: Pennsylvania Dutch, plural noun: the Pennsylvania Dutch

    • noun

      a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania, chiefly by descendants of 17th- and 18th-century Protestant immigrants from the Rhineland.

      the German-speaking inhabitants of Pennsylvania, descendants of 17th- and 18th-century Protestant immigrants from the Rhineland.

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