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).
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1872): 32.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 3.
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Maliapen." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 15 Sep 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maliapen&oldid=145840.
Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Maliapen. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 15 September 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maliapen&oldid=145840.
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