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Raeto-Romance language

LC control 85110829
LC classificationPC901 PC949
Topical headingRaeto-Romance language
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Variant(s)Rhaetian language
Rhaeto-Romance language
Rhaeto-Romanic language
Rhaeto-Romansh language
Rheto-Romance language
Rheto-Romansh language
Romanche language
Romansch language
Romansh language
Rumansch language
Rumansh language
Rumantsch language
See alsoRomance languages
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Found inAm. herit. dict. of the Eng. lang., c2000 (Romansh also Romansch: The Rhaeto-Romance dialect that is an official language of Switzerland. Also called Ladin; Rhaeto-Romance: A group of three Romance dialects, including Romansh, spoken in southern Switzerland, northern Italy, and the Tyrol)
Web. 3 (raeto-romance, var. of rhaeto-romance; rhaeto-romanic or rhaeto-romance or rhaeto-romansh or rheto-romance or rheto-romansh: a Romance language of eastern Switzerland, northeastern Italy, and adjacent parts of Austria; romansh or romansch or romanche or rumansch: the Rhaeto-Romanic dialects spoken in the Grisons, Switzerland; esp: those west of the Engadine; ladin: romansh)
Ethnologue, via WWW, July 9, 2001 (Rheto-Romance (Rhaeto-Romance, Romansh, Romansch, Romanche, Rumantsch, Rhaetian) 40,000 in Switzerland, 0.6% of the population (1990 census). Borders of Austria, Italy; Graubu╠łnden (Grisons) Canton. Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Romance, Rheto-Romance. Dialects: Lower Engadine (Grisons), Upper Engadine, Oberland. Friulian, Ladin, and Romansch are separate languages (R.A. Hall, Jr., personal communication 1978). 78% lexical similarity with Italian and French, 76% with Catalan, 74% with Spanish, Sardinian, and Portuguese, 72% with Rumanian)