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Texasdeutsch is a German language dialect spoken by descendants of German immigrants who settled in Texas in the midth century. While most heritage languages in the United States die out by the third generation, Texas German is unusual in that most German Texans continued to speak German in their homes and communities for several generations after settling in the state  , the State of Texas recognized German as having equal status to Spanish from  up until World War I , when Texas education rules were established mandating English-only instruction, requiring children to learn English in school regardless of what was spoken outside it.
Due to the assimilation of these communities and public hostility towards the German language during both World War I and World War II , Texas German speakers drifted towards English and few passed the language to their descendants.
The dialect is near extinction , as it is now spoken almost exclusively by a few elderly German Texans. Hans Boas at the University of Texas is recording and studying the dialect,  building on research originally performed by Dr. It's an odd mixture of English and 19th-century German," says Boas There's a lot of variation in the dialect.
Texas German borrows about 5 to 6 percent of its vocabulary from English, creating words like 'der cowboy. Boas' book on the language, The Life and Death of Texas German , describes the German dialects which may have been the source of the language spoken in Texas. A feature-length documentary project named "All Güt Things" is currently being developed about the language and will be completed by April Some 1, people report speaking German at home in Fredericksburg ,  the town with the largest community of Texas German speakers, representing Gillespie County , with the communities of Fredericksburg, Harper, Stonewall, and Luckenbach, has a German-speaking population of 2,, In all, 82, German-speakers reside in the state of Texas,  including European German speakers.
Texas German is adapted to U. German words were invented or English was "Germanicized" for words not present in 19th-century German.
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