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(German ɡrauˈbyndən)
(Placename) an Alpine canton of E Switzerland: the largest of the cantons, but sparsely populated. Capital: Chur. Pop: 186 100 (2002 est). Area: 7109 sq km (2773 sq miles). Italian name: Grigioni Romansch name: Grishun French name: Grisons
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(Fr. griˈzɔ̃)

a canton in E Switzerland. 185,063; 2747 sq. mi. (7115 sq. km). Cap.: Chur. German, Graubünden.
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That language is Rumantsch Grischun, developed by Prof.
This result finally instated Rumantsch Grischun as an official federal language.
While Rumantsch Grischun was a logical, and now official, solution to the linguistic conundrum, "People care deeply about the local idioms, which they continue to speak," says Barbla Etter, a linguist affiliated with the Lia Rumantscha, headquartered in Chur.
These might include the adaptation of Latin over many centuries for the treatment of subjects unknown to the Romans (such as the contraceptive pill and global warming), and 'Rumantsch Grischun', an overarching official written form drawing on the different Romansh dialects of Switzerland but not intended to serve as a spoken medium.
In 1996 an authorized version of Romansh, known as Rumantsch Grischun, was finally added to Switzerland's official documents and banknotes.