Question by Bluemoon: What language do they use in Switzerland?
I cognize Switzerland has four authorised languages which are German, French, Italian and Romansh.1. What language do they use in the Swiss Army? The army has to have unity and the generals can not talk all the languages in an emergency.2. In which language is the Federal Constitution of Switzerland composed?3. Which language does the Federal Chancellor of Switzerland use in conventional situations?Thanks in advance!
Answer by Zezi
Switzerland’s four authorised languages, traditionally talked in antithetic regions of the country, are German, French, Italian and Rumantsch [sometimes also transliterated as Romansh, Romansch Rhaeto-Romanic or even Romance etc.]). Some statistics showing a fairly eminent percentage of “other” languages might give an untrue idea, if not construed properly. Language Public use Mother TongueGerman 74 % 63.7 % French 21 % 19.6 % Italian 4 % 6.6 % Rumantsch 1 % 0.5 % Spanish n.a. 1.7 % Serbo-Croatian n.a. 1.4 % Portugese n.a. 1.3 % Turkish n.a. 1.1 % English n.a. 1.0 % Albanese n.a. 0.7 % Other Languages n.a. 2.4 %
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