Owing to their location isolated from the rest of Austria, most of the people in Vorarlberg speak an Alemannic German dialect part of a family that include Swiss German and other varieties spoken in Liechtenstein, Baden-Württemberg and Alsace. The dialects in the rest of Austria form part of the Bavarian-Austrian language group.
- Sample :
- Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Light, brachymorphic, little nose, square-faced, broad forehead, wide-set eyes, large jaw
This type seems to be quite widespread in the whole Alps, more particularly in the German-speaking sides. Some individuals do approach "Nordic" metrics : leptomorphism, straight nose, full lips, ...
- Type 2 : Intermediate complexion, more or less brachymorphic, a rather large face on some individuals, convex nose, high cheekbones, close-set eyes, large jaw
This phenotype might be specifically "Swiss/Austrian-looking". It was already identified in South Tyrol in Italy. More leptomorphic and darker individuals might punctually look North Italian.
- Final morphotypes :