Hutterite German

Facts

  • Language: Hutterite German
  • Alternate names: Hutterian German, Hutterite German, Tirolean, Tyrolese, Carinthian German, Hutterisch
  • Language code: geh
  • Language family: Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German, German, Upper German, Bavarian-Austrian
  • Number of speakers: 45000
  • Script:

Introduction

Hutterite German is spoken by Hutterite communities in Canada and the United States.

Hutterite German is descended from the German which was spoken in Carinthia, in Austria, in the mid-18th century, a Bavarian-Austrian language.

The Hutterite German Hutterisch is the first language of every Hutterite. The Hutterisch grammar and syntax declares a worldview that the hutterites want to keep, a distinctive culture that is imbued with spiritual connotations.

The verb

The verb sein 'to be'

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Past participle: gwesn