Amish farm

The Amish are a Christian church that traces its roots to the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe. Amish people accept basic Christian beliefs but also have some special interpretations and emphases that have emerged throughout their history. They migrated from Europe to North America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. No Amish remain in Europe. Today they live in 469 geographical settlements in 30 states and the Canadian province of Ontario. Their population (adults and children) totals approximately 281,700. Their unique practices make them one of America’s most interesting and colorful religious subcultures.

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