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Romansh
Rumantsch, Romontsch, Rumauntsch, Rumàntsch
Romontsch Trun.jpg
Sursilvan house inscription in Trun
Pronunciation[rʊˈmantʃ], [ʁoˈmɔntʃ], [rʊˈmɛntʃ], [rʊˈmaʊ̯ntʃ], [rʊˈmœntʃ]
Native toSwitzerland
RegionGrisons (Graubünden)
EthnicityRomansh Swiss
Native speakers35,000 (language of best command)  (2000)[1]
60,000 (regular speakers)
Language family
Standard forms
Putèr
Sutsilvan
Surmiran
Sursilvan
Vallader
Dialects
Writing systemLatin
Official status
Official language in Switzerland
Language codes
ISO 639-1rm
ISO 639-2roh
ISO 639-3roh
Linguasphere51-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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