25 Fascinating Facts About The Amish.

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The origin of the word "Amish"

The world we live in is in a constant state of change with new technologies popping up, attempting to make our lives easier. And while most people around the world embrace this way of life, the Amish refute it, choosing instead to go about their days the same way their ancestors did over 200 years ago. Although some may see the Amish's bubble-wrapped world as unrealistic, they seem to be doing it effortlessly.

There are lots of fascinating facts that you probably don't know about them. For example, do you know why some Amish men let their beards grow long while others are clean shaven? Or why the Amish children's dolls are faceless? Take a look at this list of 25 things the Amish do to keep their lives as simple as possible.


Jakob Ammann was a Swiss Anabaptist from the Mennonite church. He is credited with the term "Amish." Ammann wanted the Bible to be interpreted literally and his views caused a division in the church with those who agreed with his way of thinking following him, thus creating the Amish fellowship.