The mysterious 4th language of Switzerland
June 28, 2018 2:37pm CST
Switzerland has 4 national languages, German, Italian, French and the mysterious Romansh. Even though Romansh is a national language, it is only spoken by 0.5 percent of the Swiss people. The Canton called Graubunden is where it originates. It is the largest Canton and it is very rare to hear it spoken in other areas of the country. It has a culture to it and if it would die out as a language, it would be the death of traditions of Graubunden. Luckily more people want to learn it and with the internet and lessons being offered, more have the opportunity to learn it these days. I know our myLot friend @LadyDuck lives in Switzerland. What does she know about Romansh?
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Romansh is still one of the "official languages", but it is not mandatory to add this language to official documents, that are all the time written in 3 languages (German, French and Italian). Romansh is spoken in Canton Grison, one of my neighbors was born there and he speaks Romansh and he taught the language to his two children. Romansh will not disappear. By the way Graubunden is the only tri-lingual speaking Canton, but Romansh is spoken in Graubunden and Grison Cantons.