Definition of Romansh in English:

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Romansh

Pronunciation: /rə(ʊ)ˈmanʃ/
/rə(ʊ)ˈmɑːnʃ/
(also Rumansh)

noun

[mass noun]
The Rhaeto-Romance language spoken in the Swiss canton of Grisons by fewer than 30,000 people. It has several dialects, and is an official language of Switzerland.
Example sentences
  • Most of the inhabitants speak a German dialect, but French and Italian are also recognized as official languages, and Romansh, spoken by a tiny minority, is a fourth national tongue.
  • Another 18 percent speak French, about 10 percent - mostly in the Ticino region - speak Italian, and roughly 1 percent speak Romansh, a dialect spoken mostly in the Grison region.
  • The language is, in fact, a mix of several, though it sounds a bit like the Swiss dialect Rumantsch.

adjective

Relating to the Romansh language.
Example sentences
  • The children of the Romansh region learn German or French.

Origin

From Romansh Roman(t)sch, from medieval Latin romanice 'in the Romanic manner'.

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