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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


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The theme slogan of this culinary carnival is 'Swad hai, Romanch hai, Street Food ki Bt hi kuchh aur hai'.
Manfred Gsteiger has been more direct, writing that "the 'nationalism; if it still exists, is rarely 'Swiss,' but cantonal, especially Vaudois, as in the works of Jacques Chessex, or 'Jurassien,' referring to the only newly created, but long since proposed Canton du Jura, as glorified in Alexandre Voisard's Ode au pays qui ne veut pas mourir (1967) or Romanch, as a linguistic and cultural defence" (17).
The members of the Italian-speaking population of Switzerland often know High German, Swiss German, French and English, and speakers of the Romanch language in Eastern Switzerland mostly know High German and Swiss German, as well as French and Italian, some also English.