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; Valais canton: Simplon; Graubünden canton, Surselva, Hinterrhein, Prattigau-Davos, Plessur, and Albula districts; 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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