Walser

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A language of Switzerland

Alternate Names
Walscher
Population

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

Location

Graubünden canton: Albula, Hinterrhein, Plessur, Prattigau-Davos, and Surselva districts; Ticino canton: Bosco-Gurin; Valais canton: Simplon; 26 communities.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

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

Language Development
NT: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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