Switzerland has four national languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. French is spoken in western Switzerland, also called the Romandie. Italian is spoken in Canton Ticino in the south. Romansh (Rhaeto-Romance) is still spoken by a small number of people in the Graubünden Alps.
In addition to the national languages there are also many different dialects, especially of Swiss German. Each village has its own nuances of pronunciation.