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Manitoba Colony, Paraguay, was founded in 1982 by Old Colony Mennonite settlers from Chihuahua, Mexico, because of a shortage of arable land in the latter country. The settlement consisted of 11,900 hectares (29,400 acres) located 15 km. (9 mi.) from the Rio Verde Colony. Four villages bad been established by 1986, with a population of 320 (57 families) and a congregational membership of 126. Further emigrants from Mexico were expected.

Author(s) Gustav Reimer
Date Published 1990

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Reimer, Gustav. "Manitoba Colony (Paraguay)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1990. Web. 30 Apr 2016.

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Reimer, Gustav. (1990). Manitoba Colony (Paraguay). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 April 2016, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 537. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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