Hutterites speak an Austrian dialect called Hutterisch. They use an archaic form of High German in sermons and other religious writings; however, young people learn English in schools in the colony that are typically operated by local public school districts (CBC News Indepth:The Hutterites 1-4).
Their dialect is peppered with many words from the countries of their European sojourn. The dialect enables them to converse directly, as it were, with their religious ancestors, who are much closer to them in spirit than are their English neighbors. Language, а key component of their ethnicity, marks the boundaries between sacred and secular and between pious and profane.