Romansch

Romansch translation services

Classification

Indo-European > Romance

Script

Roman

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

< 0.5 million

Other names

Rheto-Romance

Official language

Switzerland

Interesting Fact

The word avalanche originated in Romansch in Switzerland. Unsurprisingly, it means "descend".

Profile

Romansch is a group of closely-related dialects spoken in the Swiss canton of Grisons, where it holds an official status. It is one of the four official languages of Switzerland where it was recognized in 1938 alongside French, German, Italian and Spanish. It is not to be confused with Romani or Romanian languages.

Romansch is a descendant of Vulgar Latin, the language of the Roman Empire, and was brought to Switzerland by Roman merchants and soldiers. It’s part of the Romance language group.

Although there are only 35 000 Romansch speakers, it is used in schools in Grisons, and is the main language of instruction during the first 3–6 of the 9 years of compulsory education.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Transcreation / Subtitling / Localization / Adaptation / Copywriting / Authoring / Proofreading / Revision / Editing / Translation quality assurance / Terminology / Linguistic validation / Glossary creation / Dubbing / Voice-overs / Transcription / Typesetting / Simultaneous interpreting / Consecutive interpreting / Conference interpreting / Telephone interpreting / Public service interpreting / Interpreting equipment hire / Foreign language consulting

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