Sursilvan

Il Prenci Pignet ā€” in Sursilvan.

Sursilvan, also Romontsch Sursilvan, Vallader, Surmiran, or Sutsilvan, is a group of dialects of the Romansh language spoken in the Swiss district of Surselva. It is the most widely spoken variety of Romansh with 17,897 people within the Surselva District naming Romansh as a habitually spoken language in the Swiss census of 2000. The most closely related variety is Sutsilvan, which is spoken in the area located to the east of the district.

The name of the dialect and the Surselva District is derived from sur ‘above’ and selva ‘forest’, with the forest in question being the Uaul Grond in the area affected by the Flims Rockslide.