Amish (disambiguation)

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The Amish are an Anabaptist Christian denomination formed in 1693 by a schism among some German-speaking Mennonites over the practice of shunning. Today, the term may be applied to:

Religious groups[edit]

  • The Old Order Amish, who live in rural communities in North America and are famous for their plain dress and limited use of technology. The group emerged from the split into Old Order Amish and Amish Mennonites in the decades after 1865.
  • The New Order Amish (formed 1966), a Plain dress, horse and buggy group, that is more liberal concerning technologies than most Old Order Amish. Some of them use electricity in the home. They do not practice shunning.
  • The Beachy Amish (formed 1927), a car driving group with a few restrictions on technologies. In many aspects they resemble Conservative Mennonites.
  • Amish Mennonites, a broad term used for churches that emerged from the split after 1865.



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