Mennonites, a traditionally sectarian Christian denomination, have lived in Belize since the mid-20th century, largely to live apart from the government and with limited technology. But many of them rely on smartphones for business.



Mennonites, a traditionally sectarian Christian denomination, have lived in Belize since the mid-20th century, largely to live apart from the government and with limited technology. But many of them rely on smartphones for business.

门诺派(Mennonites)是一个神秘的基督教教派,教徒们自 20 世纪中期以来就一直居住在伯利兹城。他们基本上不与政府打交道,几乎不使用科技产品。但许多人依赖智能手机做生意。

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Farmable land has, for centuries, been a factor for Mennonite migration.

数百年来,可耕种的土地一直是门诺派生活的一大元素。

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Work, especially when it is based in the community, is part of the Mennonite ethic. Here, an aluminum smelter takes a break.

劳动是门诺派的道德规范之一。图为一位正在休息的炼铝工人。

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Mennonites in Belize dress plainly, and most women wear clothes that they make themselves.

伯利兹城(Belize)的门诺派信徒着装十分简单,并且大多数女性都穿着自己手工做的衣服。

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A horse and buggy is a common sight on Mennonite settlements.

在门诺派聚居地,马匹和马车很常见。

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Maria and Issac Weibe in their home in Little Belize, Belize.

伯利兹城的玛丽亚(Maria)和伊萨克·韦伯(Issac Weibe)在他们的家中。

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When a Mennonite family leaves a settlement, their items are auctioned off to others in the community.

当一个门诺派家庭离开聚居地,他们的物品会被拍卖给这个社区里的其他人。

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Mennonite women working in a papaya factory in Indian Creek, Belize.

伯利兹城印第安溪(Indian Creek),门诺派妇女正在一个木瓜厂工作。

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Cornelius Scmitt with his two birds.

科尼利厄斯·施密特(Cornelius Scmitt)和他的两只鸟。

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Helen Peters with her baby brother.

海伦·彼得斯(Helen Peters)和她的弟弟。门诺派非常重视社区生活,认为家庭是整个大群体的基石。

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Young men in the parking lot of the general store in Indian Creek.

印第安溪杂货店停车场的年轻男子。

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