- Language: Bavarian
- Alternate names: Bayerisch, Bairisch, Bavarian Austrian, Ost-Oberdeutsch
- Language code: bar
- Language family: Indo-European, Classical Indo-European, Germanic, Northwest Germanic, West Germanic, High German, Upper German, Middle-Modern High German, Modern High German, Bairisch
- Dialects: Gottscheer.
- Number of speakers: 7,667,478 (Language use
SVO; prepositions; genitives, articles, adjectives, numerals, relatives before noun heads; question word initial; 2 prefixes, 3 to 4 suffixes on a word; word order distinguishes subjects, objects, indirect objects; affixes indicate case of noun phrase; obligatory verb affixes mark person and number of subject, other suffixes can mark gender of subject and person, number, and gender of object; causatives; comparatives; CV, CVC, CVV, CCV.