A person descended from German immigrants to Pennsylvania before 1800.
The High German language, descending from Palatinate German, which is spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch. (Not to be confused with the Low German language Plautdietsch.)
Relating to the Pennsylvania Germans or their language.
Pennsylvania-german Sentence Examples
He was of "Pennsylvania-German" parentage, his name being originally Albrecht, and was educated in the Lutheran faith.
of the Pennsylvania German Society, Proceedings and Addresses (Lancaster, Penn., 1900); Julius Friedrich Sachse, The German Sectarians of Pennsylvania, 1742-1800: A Critical and Legendary History of the Ephrata Cloister and the Dunkers (Philadelphia, 1900); and John Lewis Gillin, The Dunkers: A Sociological Interpretation (New York, 1906), a doctor's dissertation,, with full bibliography.
German was long used in Reading; Pennsylvania German (or "Dutch") is still spoken in the surrounding country; and several German periodicals are published in the city, including among them the weekly Adler since 1796.
dative third-person pronouns among secular Berks County Pennsylvania German speakers.
orthography for a patois language, or: how should one spell Pennsylvania German?