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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Romansch romansch, romontsch, rumantsch et al., from Vulgar Latin rōmānicē(in the Roman manner; in a Romance language, adverb), from Latin rōmānicus. Perhaps influenced by the Germanic suffix seen in English as "-ish". See also romance.

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Romansch

  1. A Rhaeto-Romance language (or dialect continuum) spoken in the Graubünden/Grisons canton of Switzerland; it is one of the four official languages of Switzerland. [from 17th c.]

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  • Some writers have restricted the term "Romansch" to western dialects (as opposed to Ladin in the east), while others have used it more broadly to indicate all Rhaeto-Romance languages.

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