Language Stats: compare key data on Switzerland & United Kingdom


STAT Switzerland United Kingdom HISTORY
French status 33% of the <a href=/graph-T/peo_pop>population</a> of <a href=/country/sz>Switzerland</a> speak <a href=/country/fr>French</a> every day (1990 census). Official <a href=/cat/Language>language</a>. Used for <a href=/cat/Education>education</a> in French-speaking areas. Bible 1530-1986. <a href=/country/fr>French</a> is only spoken by about 11% of the <a href=/graph-T/peo_pop>population</a> of Channel Islands, mainly older people. Official <a href=/cat/Language>language</a>. Bible 1530-1986.
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%; <i>note:</i> German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national and official languages English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)
Linguistic diversity index 0.547
Ranked 78th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Ranked 152nd.
Major language(s) German, French, Italian, Romansch English