Ur [[yezhoù germanek|yezh c'hermanek]] eus skour an [[alamaneg izel]] eo '''alamaneg ar Venonited''' (''Plautdietsch'') komzet gant ar [[Menonited|Venonited]].
Hiziv e vez komzet ar [[yezh]] e [[Paraguay]], [[Mec'hiko]], [[Ukraina]], [[Alamagn]], [[Kanada]] (dreist-holl e [[Manitoba]] ha[[Saskatchewan]]), [[Brazil]], [[Belize]] hag ar [[Stadoù Unanet]].
who are ethnically [[The Netherlands|Dutch]], but who adopted an [[East Low German]] dialect while they were refugees in the [[Vistula]] delta area of [[Royal Prussia]] (later the [[Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth]]), beginning in the early-to-mid [[16th century|1500s]]. Beginning in the late [[18th century|1700s]], when the region became part of the [[Kingdom of Prussia]], many Mennonites left and created new colonies north of the [[Black Sea]] (present-day [[Ukraine]]), in an area that [[Russia]] had recently acquired in one of the [[Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774|Russo-Turkish Wars]]. Many Mennonites migrated to [[North America]] — especially [[Canada]] and [[United States|United States of America]] — and [[Latin America]] — especially [[Paraguay]] and [[Mexico]], — most of them live as rural settlers and added some [[Spanish language|Spanish]] and [[Portuguese language|Portuguese]] words to their own language.
Today Plautdietsch is spoken in Paraguay, Mexico, Ukraine, Germany, Canada (particularly [[Manitoba]] and [[Saskatchewan]]), Brazil, Belize and the United States. There are two major dialects which trace their division to Ukraine. These two dialects are split between the ''New Colony'' and ''Old Colony Mennonites''. Many younger Russian Mennonites in Canada and the United States today speak only English. For example, Homer Groening, the father of [[Matt Groening]] (creator of ''[[The Simpsons]]''), spoke Plautdietsch as a child in [[Saskatchewan]] in the [[1920s]] but his son Matt never learned the language.
Certain groups like the Old Colony Mennonites of Mexico have guarded the language better than others. However, as Old Colony Mennonites from Mexico resettle in Canada and the United States, the stability of Plautdietsch in this group may be put to the test in their new homes, especially if the current stigmatisation of Old Colony Mennonites because of their poverty continues, as is the case in some places like [[Ontario]] by more prosperous neighbours. This may ultimately lead to an abandonment of the language by even this group in the future.
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*[http://www.plautdietsch-freunde.de Plautdietsch-Freunde e.V.]
*[http://www.mennolink.org/doc/lg/ Geriadur ha yezhadur]