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. Also in Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

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.

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