Friday, September 29, 2023 1pm to 2:30pm
About this Event
Thousands of German-speaking immigrants settled in Missouri and Kansas, and the dialects spoken in larger settlements continued into the mid-to-late 20th century. Although the dialects have declined, the number of counties exhibiting German speech is increasing. Old Order Amish communities speaking Pennsylvania Dutch are increasing, and the influx of Low German-speaking Mennonite Mexican immigrants is another factor. We'll explore these phenomena.