Pennsylvania Dutch Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Plain Dutch and Gay Dutch?
A. The Plain Dutch include
the Mennonites, the Amish, the Brethren, the Moravian, the Dunkard
and other Annabaptist and "Plain Dress" sects. Plain
people de-emphasize outward adornment. Plain dress is a part of
the nonconformity and the separation from the world principle.
The Gay Dutch include the Catholics, the Reformed, the Lutheran
and other German churches not practicing "plain people"