21st November 2019


Are there Amish communities outside of the US?

There are many Anabaptist communities outside the US. While most are not Amish, they are called other types of Mennonite, while not the same as we have here in the USA or Canada. They are more similar to our Amish, than most Mennonite cultures, while others are modern, just as many others in the USA are as well.

Similarly one may ask, where do most Amish live in the United States?

After initially settling in Ohio, they are nowfound in 30 states as well as Canada. Ohio has the largest Amish population, followed by Pennsylvania and Indiana. The Amish are one of the fastest-growing population groups in America.

What nationality are the Amish?

The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann. Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish.

Can you join the Amish community?

You can begin wherever you are.” Yes, it is possible for outsiders, through conversion and convincement, to join the Amish community, but we must quickly add that it seldom happens. First, the Amish do not evangelize and seek to add outsiders to their church.
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