Austrian German

variety of Standard German written and spoken in Austria and North Italy

Austrian German[2] (German: Österreichisches Deutsch, Austro-Bavarian: Östareichisches Deitsch), Austrian Standard German (ASG),[3][4] Standard Austrian German[5] (Österreichisches Standarddeutsch), or Austrian High German[2][6] (Österreichisches Hochdeutsch), is the variation of Standard German. It is written and spoken mostly in Austria and South Tyrol.

Austrian German
Standard Austrian German
Austrian High German
Österreichisches Standarddeutsch, Österreichisches Hochdeutsch
Pronunciation[ˈøːstɐraɪ̯çɪʃəs ˈʃtandartdɔʏ̯tʃ] (or [-ˈstan-])
[ˈøːstɐraɪ̯çɪʃəs ˈhoːxdɔʏ̯tʃ]
RegionAustria, South Tyrol
Official status
Official language in
Language codes
ISO 639-3


  1. de-AT is an IETF language tag that conforms with the current specification BCP 47 Language Tags (where de-AT happens to be mentioned explicitly). It is often used, for instance in major operating systems (e.g. [1], [2])
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The problems of Austrian German in Europe". euro|topics. 16 March 2006. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  3. Russ (1994:7, 61–65, 69, 70)
  4. Sanders, Ruth H. (2010), German: Biography of a Language, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 197–198, ISBN 978-0-19-538845-9
  5. Moosmüller, Sylvia (2007), Vowels in Standard Austrian German: An Acoustic-Phonetic and Phonological Analysis (PDF), retrieved 13 May 2015
  6. Perfetti, Charles A.; Rieben, Laurence; Fayol, Michel, eds. (1997), Learning to Spell: Research, Theory, and Practice Across Languages, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 88, ISBN 978-1-4106-0458-3