Romansh is one of the four national languages of Switzerland, along with German, Italian and French. It belongs to the Romance languages and is believed to have descended from the Vulgar Latin variety spoken by Romans that had occupied the region. As such, Romansh somewhat resembles Italian, French, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian. It is an official language and all of its dialects is taught in schools.

Map of Rheto-Romance language speakers.
Map of Rheto-Romance language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 35,095

Main Countries: Switzerland

Alternate names: Rheto-Romance, Rhaeto-Romance, Romansh, Romanche, Rumantsch

ISO 639-3 Code: roh

Language Sample

Tuots umans naschan libers ed eguals in dignità e drets. Els sun dotats cun intellet e conscienza e dessan agir tanter per in uin spiert da fraternità.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Rheto-Romance:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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