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What is it?

The combination of specific geographic location and the language, or dialect, spoken in that particular region.

Why is it important?

Understanding the locale concept is fundamental to succeeding with localization because you may need to create distinct content for two locales, even if the two use the same language. For example, German is the official language in both Germany and Austria. Yet, residents of these two locales frequently use different terms to describe the same thing.

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