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Switzerland

Switzerland Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
French status 33% of the population of Switzerland speak French every day (1990 census). Official language. Used for education in French-speaking areas. Bible 1530-1986. 2044
Languages German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 2.8%; note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national and official languages 2000
Languages > Note German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national languages, but only the first three are official languages 2011
Linguistic diversity index 0.547 2009 78th out of 200
Major language(s) German, French, Italian, Romansch 2013

Citation

"Switzerland Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Switzerland/Language

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