Languages

The distribution of the national languages has seen moderate change over the past five decades. The proportions of German, Italian and Romansh spoken as people's main language(s) have fallen, whereas that of French has increased.

The share of people who indicated a non-national language increased sharply, mainly due to the possibility, as of 2010, of indicating several main languages. English, Portuguese and Albanian are the three non-national languages most frequently mentioned.

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