AUSTRIA — Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Official name Republik Österreich (Republic of Austria)
Form of government federal state with two legislative houses (Federal Council ; National Council )
Chief of state President
Head of government Chancellor
Official language German
Official religion none
Monetary unit euro ()
Population estimate (2008) 8,338,000
Total area (sq mi) 32,383
Total area (sq km) 83,871
THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF AUSTRIA ISN'T AUSTRIAN... It is GERMAN.
[It's sort of like Spanish — In Mexico if you speak Castillian Spanish (the form spoken in Spain, and taught in most schools), Mexicans will be able to understand you, but many of the words are a bit different when you learn MEXICAN Spanish. But, it's ALL called “Spanish”.]
I bet he knows the Term in Mexican
I was taught German by an Austrian teacher.
The Germans (especially the Prussians) make fun of my Steiermark accent, but it's still German. (Even some Austrians, especially Viennese, will make fun of a Steiermark accent. It's more or less the equivalent of speaking Alabama Redneck. Which is still English.