Week of the Romansh Language

Saturday, 20.02.2021 – Sunday, 28.02.2021

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Switzerland has 4 national languages:
German, French, Italian and – Romansh!

Romansh is a Rhaeto-Romanic language derived from Latin, which is spoken widely in the canton of Graubünden. Although Romansh is only spoken by some 60,000, it has five distinct dialects or idioms.

In the month of February, Romansh is taking center stage!
Learn about the language’s history and its role in Switzerland today. And, most importantly: Learn a few sentences to impress the Swiss on your next visit.

Curious about Romansh?
Follow our video crash course and learn surprising facts about Romansh on our Facebook and Instagram channels. 

Podcast episode
We had the pleasure to talk to Romansh speaker Fabia Leoni, board member of the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce, about what it means to part of the Romansh-speaking community in Switzerland.  Listen to the newest episode of our podcast From the Swiss Alps to the Canadian Rockies

Film screening "Amur Senza Fin"
The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York is presenting  a film screening of "Amur Senza Fin" or "Hide and Seek" in English. The movie is the first-ever feature film in Romansh! 
Register here to receive access to the movie. It will be available to watch until 8.30pm on Febuary 27th, 2021. 

Sin seveser!