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Mennonites are a pacifist and Trinitarian branch of the Anabaptist Christian movement.

Currently there are two types of Mennonites

Old Order Mennonites. Their primary language is Deitsch (Pennsylvania German). They preserve centuries-old traditions. The history of this group of Mennonites is characterized by their repeated migrations, in search of places to settle and where their practices are accepted without interference from the state or society (more than 50 kilometers from modern civilization).


They reject new technologies and electricity.

New Order Mennonites. They act like a traditional Protestant church. Some communities use the Deitsch exclusively for their religious services, others not even for that.


In Bacalar there is a large Mennonite community. Men and women who work the fields from early hours.

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