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Amish


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The members of a strict Mennonite sect noted for maintaining their traditional culture. The sect was founded by a Swiss preacher, Jakob Amman (or Amen) (c. 1645–c. 1730), in the 1690s, and beginning in c.1720, the Amish migrated to North America and established major settlements in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and elsewhere.

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