Territory residing of Germans Language Houses, clothes, food Religion
The most part of Germans lives with in the limits of Germany. The most part of the population of Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg at which native language German recently does not consider itself as Germans, and the Austrians, Swisses, etc. Significant communities of Germans live in Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Kazakhstan, as well as in Brazil, other countries of America.
German language concerns to the German group of language family. Later formation of the uniform state assisted conservation of strong distinctions between groups of Germans, therefore the spoken language of various regions of Germany frequently significantly differs in a pronunciation and word usage from standard (Hochdeutsch) down to problems of mutual understanding between people.
4 types of rural houses are allocated: LowGerman the house one-storeyed, all facilities under one roof, for heating was used the center, in 19 century it is replaced by a fireplace. The dwelling has been divided into some rooms. Srednenemetsky the house two-storeyed, frame, below an inhabited part, above ancillary facilities, economic constructions in a court yard. Inside the center and the furnace. In the south of Germany the Alpine house, characteristic also for the Austrians is widespread. Local distinctions are expressed and in furniture: if in the north in an ornament the groove, in the south a list prevails. Houses
The traditional German clothes have developed in XVIXVII centuries, but have gone out of use already in 19. Women carried jackets, different length of a skirt, aprons, scarfs, in the Top Bavaria a dress. Men carried shirts, short or long trousers, waistcoats, scarfs. Footwear leather boots, boots, occasionally wooden boots. Clothes
Food depending on type of a facilities. In the north a potato and dishes from it, rye bread, in the south flour products, noodles, a white bread. Sausages and sausages were considered as German products. One of classical drinks beer. Holiday food pork, the goose, a carp, a sauerkraut, a lot of flour pies, gingerbreads, cookies. Food
The most part of the population of Germany of Christian confession: 30,70 % rank themselves as Catholic church: basically in the western and southern Germany. 29,90 % evangelical Christians (lutherans) mainly in the North and the East of Germany. 3 % adherents of orthodox and east churches. About 25 thousand Germans professes the Islam Religion