"What languages do austria speak?
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Austrian people speak Austrian, which is very close to German. So they can probably speak and understand German without any difficulty.
Austrian is a language like American is a language (which is to say, it isn't.) It's at best a dialect.
Languages: German (official nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official in Burgenland) 1.6%, other (includes Slovene, official in Carinthia, and Hungarian, official in Burgenland) 5.3% (2001 census)
or, if you trust the CIA as much as anybody else should (which is to say, not at all) how about the Austrian Embassy to the U.S.A.:
Official Languages: German, locally also Slovene, Hungarian, and Croatian
Anything that starts with "Wiki" should probably not be trusted implicitly where His Ohness is concerned.
See my post right below yours. Same info. different source. :)
WIKI is probably the WORST thing that has ever happened for anyone interested in true FACTS. The information found on WIKI (most times) simply reflects the sad, sad, state of education.
I’d say it is an accent as in Austrian accent or American accent.