Scuol. Foto/Photo: TES.

Museum Engiadinais in Scuol

One key feature of the Engadin culture (Kanton Graubünden) is the local language: Romansh. It is one of the oldest living European languages with Rhaetian, Latin, Aleman, Italian, French and German roots. The language was at risk of dying out around 100 years ago until several devotees resolved to ensure its survival in 1919. 


In 1938, the Swiss people voted by a sizeable majority to make it the fourth national language. Romansh and its wide range of idioms are very much alive today. The exhibition in the Engadin Museum (Museum Engiadinais) in Scuol presents the language and its idioms, including an e-guide with samples of the language you can listen to.


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