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Maliapen, an epithet given the Mennonites around Hoorn in West Friesland, Netherlands, "because of their enormous stupidity," according to the statement of the notorious heresy judge W. D. Lindanus in his book, Dubitantius de vera certaque, etc. The term is probably derived from "malle apen" or "japen" (dull monkeys, or stupid fellows).

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1872): 32.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 3.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Maliapen." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 1 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maliapen&oldid=108762.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Maliapen. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maliapen&oldid=108762.




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