Meaning of Rhaeto-Romance in English:


Pronunciation /ˌriːtə(ʊ)rəʊˈmans/


(also Rhaeto-Romanic)
  • Relating to or denoting the Romance dialects spoken in parts of south-eastern Switzerland, north-eastern Italy, and Tyrol, especially Romansh and Ladin.


(also Rhaeto-Romanic)
mass noun
  • The Rhaeto-Romance dialects.

    ‘However, the occurrence of null subjects in this Swiss dialect of Rhaeto-Romance is restricted to certain persons of the verb and certain syntactic environments.’
    • ‘There are five (French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish/Castilian), or six if Romansch or Rhaeto-Romanic (a language of Switzerland) is included.’


From Latin Rhaetus ‘of Rhaetia’ (the name of a Roman province in the Alps) + Romance.