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Assimilation (German: Angleichung, literally "harmonisation" or "making the same"): Individuals who live permanently of for prolonged periods among people belonging to a different ethnic group tend to assimilate (mostly in the second generation) with their environment in respect of language, customs and cultural attitudes even if they continue to speak their original vernacular and uphold the customs of their country of origin. In Austria, the period after 1900 saw the assimilation of many persons of different nationalities who had immigrated into Austria (Czechs, Hungarians) and of members of minority groups (Croats, some Slovenes). In recent years, the assimilation of the children of guest workers resident in Austria has been noticeably increasing.