Walser

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A language of Switzerland

Alternate Names
Walscher
Population

10,000 in Switzerland (2004). Population total all countries: 22,780. Ethnic population: 21,900 (1980 C. Buchli).

Location

Ticino Canton, Bosco-Gurin; Wallis, Simplon; Graubünden, Obersaxen, Valsertal (Vals, Saint Martin), Safiental (Valendas, Versam, Tenna, Safien), Rheinwald (Medels, Nufenen, Splügen, Sufers, Hinterrhein, Avers), Schanfigg (Arosa, Langwies), Albula (Mutten, Schmitten, Wiesen), Landquart (Davos, Klosters, Furna, Says, Saint Antönien, Valzeina). 26 communities.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to but different from Schwyzerdütsch [gsw] spoken in Wallis Canton in Switzerland. Different from Cimbrian [cim], Mocheno [mhn], or Bavarian [bar].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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