Austrian in Italy


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Vienna, the capital of Austria, was the leading city of the Hapsburg Empire and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire. With the defeat of its empire in WWI, Austria emerged as a smaller, separate country. Austria today is a wealthy, industrialized nation. The Bavarian dialect of German is the official language. Austria borders Germany's Free State of Bavaria. Educated Austrians also speak English.
Some Austrians have left their nation and moved to different parts of the world. Following two world wars in the first half of the 20th century, many wanted to live in a more peaceful region. Because of their strong economy, not many Austrians have left in recent decades. Some Austrians have left their country to enhance their careers or because of a job relocation. There are a large number of Austrians living in Italy.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Austria and Italy share a border where the Latinized culture of Italy meets the Germanized culture of Austria. There are regions like South Tirol where the cultures clash.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of the native German speaking Austrians are Roman Catholics. Most Catholics in Austria are nominal, that is, Catholic in name only. They are baptized, married and buried in the church but do not attend mass on a regular basis. Over one quarter of Austrians claims no religion at all. Evangelicals make up only a tiny part of the population.
Roman Catholics and evangelicals have much in common such as believing in the deity of Jesus Christ, the Trinity, and the inspiration of the Bible. Evangelicals disagree with Catholics on the primacy of the Bishop of Rome and the practice of praying to Mary and the saints. Evangelicals believe that salvation comes by faith in Christ alone while many Catholics believe works are essential.


What Are Their Needs?

Austrians must come to know that their material wealth will not bring them joy and fulfillment. Biblical Christianity is a love relationship with God, not a religious tradition or system of morals.


Prayer Points

Pray for Austrians to recognize that the only way to a fulfilled life is through living for Christ.
Pray for Holy Spirit-led revival in the churches of Austria.
Pray for a spiritual hunger among the people of Austria and a desire to read the Bible.
Pray for Austrian disciples to make more disciples in Italy.


Scripture Prayers for the Austrian, Bavarian in Italy.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrians
https://www.austria.info/en/things-to-do/cities-and-culture/what-are-austrians-like
https://austrianadaptation.com/blog/28-ways-to-be-austrian
https://www.britannica.com/place/Austria
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/may/30/south-tyrol-live-in-italy-feel-austrian
https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/can-europe-make-it/shared-histories-austrias-interest-in-italy-is-still-very-much-alive/
https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/italys-undiscovered-alpine-retreat


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Austrian, Bavarian
People Name in Country Austrian, Bavarian
Natural Name Austrian
Population this Country 255,000
Population all Countries 14,403,000
Total Countries 21
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bavarian Austrian; German; German, Standard
People ID 10491
ROP3 Code 100626
Country Italy
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Trentino-Alto Adige region: south Tyrol.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Italy
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Trentino-Alto Adige region: south Tyrol..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
83.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
17.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Bavarian (255,000 speakers)
Language Code bar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bavarian (255,000 speakers)
Language Code bar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bavarian

Primary Language:  Bavarian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1971)
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete Yes  (1998)
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
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