Monday, 20 May 2013

Texas German

Sometime in the past couple of years, I heard about the existence of the Texas German culture and dialect. It's not something I know much about and it's not a topic that's widely covered in the news; I was surprised when it received a mention on the BBC:

I think it's sad that this small corner of Germany in Texas is on its way to extinction. The culture managed to endure anti-German sentiment in the two worlds wars but is almost certain to not survive the modern era. I'm glad there is a project to try to preserve its history because I think it's a loss when cultures disappear, even the obscure, regionalized ones such as Texas German; they make the world a more interesting place to live.


  1. Oh, wow, I didn't know that either. Sadly, it's almost happening in PA too!

    1. I hope they can be preserved, too. I also worry about the American Indian cultures; they need to survive.