, also called Scoor Dutch
or Schoor Dutch
refers to the people and culture of the Hudson River Valley
who are of Dutch or mixed Dutch ancestry. They may also be called simply Hudson Valley Dutch
. They are descended from the poorest classes and of their native Holland
and other southern and insular provinces of the former United Netherlands
The term appears to be a compound of scoor or schoor, meaning laborsome or hard-working and Tasche, meaning Dutch, in the dialect.