Russian Mennonite

Russian Mennonite

The Russian Mennonites occasionally Ukrainian Mennonites are a group of Mennonites descended from Dutch and mainly Germanic Prussian Anabaptists who established colonies in South Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine) beginning in 1789. Since the late 19th century, many of them have come to countries throughout the Western Hemisphere. The rest were forcibly relocated, so that few of their descendants now live at the location of the original colonies. Russian Mennonites are traditionally multilingual with Plautdietsch (Mennonite Low German) as their lingua franca.

Read more about Russian Mennonite:  Origins in The Vistula Delta, Migration To Russia, Economy, Local Government, Education, Religious Life, First Wave of Emigration, World War I, Famine, Second Wave of Emigration, Collectivization, North America, Latin America

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