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Old 10-22-2019, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by harmonicamoon View Post
The Menonites came to Mexico from Germany in the 1940's. They speak low German. The men speak Spanish in order to do business here. I don't know if the women speak Spanish, because they don't speak to outsiders.

Since they are farmers, they must have come from the low lands. Hence, speak low German.
I speak a little High German and to me, the Low German spoken by the Mennonite people in Northern Mexico is completely incomprehensible.

Of course for a native German speaker it might be different, but to me it sounds like a completely separate language. Even Dutch sounds more familiar to my ears.