Language in Switzerland - Ticino Dialect

This content was published on February 23, 2005 - 09:58

Switzerland has three official federal languages: French, German and Italian, as well as one semi-official language, Romansch (Rum-ansh). But it also has dozens of regional variations, ranging from dialects to foreign tongues. As Swiss Radio International’s Anna Nelson discovered, dialect is one of the ways the Swiss, living in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino (Tih-cheeno), are able to distinguish themselves from their Italian neighbours to the south.

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