Romansh

Romansh

[roh-mansh, -mahnsh]
noun
1.
a group of three Rhaeto-Romanic dialects spoken in E Switzerland. Compare Ladin ( def 2 ).
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to Romansh.
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Romansch or Romansh (rəʊˈmænʃ)
 
n
Friulian See also Ladin a group of Rhaetian dialects spoken in the Swiss canton of Graubünden; an official language of Switzerland since 1938
 
[C17: from Romansch, literally: Romance language, from Latin RōmānicusRomanic]
 
Romansh or Romansh
 
n
 
[C17: from Romansch, literally: Romance language, from Latin RōmānicusRomanic]

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Romansh
"Rhaeto-Romanic," Latin-derived language spoken in the Grisons region of eastern Switzerland, 1663, from Grisons Rumansch, from L.L. Romanice "in Vulgar Latin" (see romance).
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