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10-26-2012, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Karus View Post
I'm not saying that Austrians are Germans, I'm saying that they speak German. If you ask them, they are going to tell you that the language they speak is German and not Austrian.
But it's a slightly different dialect. Even southern German is different from the dialect spoken in northern Germany. They can understand each other, but there are significant differences.

However, you are correct that there is no such thing as a stand alone Austrian language, but there is Austrian German. And if you mistake one for the other, they will be upset about it because they don't like to be called Germans.

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