Romansh language

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Romansh
Rumantsch, Romontsch, Rumauntsch, Rumàntsch
Romontsch Trun.jpg
Sursilvan house inscription in Trun
Pronunciation [rʊˈmantʃ], [ʁoˈmɔntʃ], [rʊˈmɛntʃ], [rʊˈmaʊ̯ntʃ], [rʊˈmœntʃ]
Native to Switzerland
Region Grisons (Graubünden)
Ethnicity Romansh Swiss
Native speakers 35,000 (language of best command)  (2000)[1]
60,000 (regular speakers)
Language family
Standard forms
Putèr
Sutsilvan
Surmiran
Sursilvan
Vallader
Dialects
Writing system Latin
Official status
Official language in  Switzerland
Language codes
ISO 639-1 rm
ISO 639-2 roh
ISO 639-3 roh
Linguasphere 51-AAA-k
KARTE schweiz sprachen.png
The traditional Romansh-speaking parts of Switzerland (dark green)

Romansh (also spelled Rumantsch, Romansch or Romanche) is one of Switzerland's four national languages. (The other three are French, German and Italian.) 50,000 people in the canton of Graubünden use it as their native language.

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