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also Ro·mansch  (rō-mänsh′, -mănsh′)
A Rhaeto-Romance language that is an official language of Switzerland.

[Romansh Romonsch, from Latin Rōmānicus, Roman; see romance.]


or Ro•mansch or Ro•mantsch

(roʊˈmænʃ, -ˈmɑnʃ)

the Rhaeto-Romance speech of Grisons in Switzerland, esp. the three dialects of W Grisons, as distinct from the Engadine dialects.
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Noun1.Romansh - the Rhaeto-Romance language spoken in southeastern Switzerland; it is an official language of Switzerland
Rhaeto-Romance, Rhaeto-Romanic - Romance dialects spoken in parts of southeastern Switzerland and northern Italy and the Tyrol
Adj.1.Romansh - of or relating to the Romansh language


nRomantsch nt
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