Not all Mexican citizens speak only Spanish. Besides the dozens of indigenous languages, in several areas of Mexico like Chihuahua, Campeche, Zacatecas, Quintana Roo, there are people who speak Plattdeutsch. There are different varieties of this language in Germany, Holland, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico. The one that is spoken in Mexico has a base of Prussian grammar and vocabulary from Dutch, some Scandinavian roots, Russian, Ukrainian, English and Spanish. This is an example of this language spoken in Chihuahua. There are thousands and thousands of Pattdeutsch speaking people in this region and they speak 3 languages, because they also speak Spanish and English, and sometimes they learn standard German in elementary school. No, a German-speaking person cannot understand this. Fortunately, this video has Spanish subtitles.
These families often have ten or more children. It is said that they could double their population in Mexico every 8 years.
They also sing in Spanish, they have a Chihuahua accent.
You can follow Marcelita Enns and Itali Heide on Instagram to find out more about their lives in this region in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Originally published on 20190716. Latest update 20230502.