Mennonites in United States





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Mennonites are named after Menno Simons, a Catholic priest who studied the Bible and saw error in the Catholic Church. He left it and decided to follow Jesus Christ and his teachings regardless of the cost. He and his followers were hunted for their faith. Many of his followers were burnt at the stake for their faith in Jesus Christ.

Where Are they Located?

They live mainly in the USA and Canada but they do have missions around the world.

What Are Their Lives Like?

It is important for Mennonites to behave themselves as Jesus would and follow his commandments.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Mennonites believe the only way to peace with God is through Jesus. They try to follow the New Testament teachings in every aspect of their lives.

What Are Their Needs?

There is a powerful concern among most Mennonites that Evangelical Christians around them are influencing them in the ways of the world and away from Christ. While the majority are born again, there are some who are not.

Prayer Points

Pray that they would stay faithful to God and his Word.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mennonites
People Name in Country Mennonites
Population in United States 14,000
World Population 451,000
Countries 11
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names German, German Mennonite, Low German, Mennonite German, Mennonite Low German, Volga German
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Germanic
People Name General Mennonites
Ethnic Code CEW19m
People ID 13677
Country United States
Region North America and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Hillsboro, Kansas; Reedley, California; and Corn, Oklahoma.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Plautdietsch (14,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Plautdietsch 14,000
For Primary Language: Plautdietsch

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1984-1987)
New Testament Yes   (1987)
Complete Bible Yes   (2003)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Gateway Scripture Text / Printed Matter
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: The Bible in Plautdietsch (Low German) Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Plautdietsch Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
88.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
12.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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