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Language: Romansh

  • Mar 18, 2012
  • 07:17 PM

Making sense of the language confusion (audio)

Julia Slater / swissinfo.ch
Switzerland is at the intersection of three major European cultures – German, French and Italian – and the only language it can truly call its own, Romansh, is spoken by less than 0.5 per cent of the population.
  • Dec 09, 2011
  • 10:24 AM

Romansh dialects carry the day in Graubünden

swissinfo.ch
The parliament in canton Graubünden has decided that schoolbooks can be issued again in local Romansh dialects. The decision, which overturns a 2003 vote demanding the sole use of a standard version of the language, was included in the revision of the canton’s education legislation.
  • Nov 20, 2011
  • 10:37 PM

Romansh hits the song contest stage

Nik Martin / swissinfo.ch
Singer-songwriter Rezia Ladina has been raising awareness of Switzerland’s fourth language – Romansh – at a Eurovision-style song competition for minority languages.

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