Official figures say 259,891 Switzerland residents speak the Albanian language

Official figures say 259,891 Switzerland residents speak the Albanian language
 
 About 62.8 percent of Switzerland's resident population speaks German or Schweizer Deutsch (the Swiss-German dialect). 22.9 percent French, 8.2 percent Italian and 0.5 percent retro German, according to the latest data released today by the Federal Bureau of Statistics.

These are the four native, indigenous languages ​​in Switzerland. While the percentage of other indigenous Swiss languages ​​has remained more or less unchanged, from 2010 to 2018, the German has declined by 2.2% over this period.

English has increased from 4.2 percent in 2010 to 5.8 in 2018. Portuguese, the second most widely used foreign language, is also heard a little more frequently: 3.6 percent of the population have spoken it in 2018 compared to 3 percent, eight years ago.

It is interesting in this statistics the relative increase of the Albanian language. Albania as the fourth most prevalent non-German idiom in Switzerland in 2010 was spoken by 2.7 percent of the resident population while in 2018 it was already spoken by 3.1 percent. Exactly, as can be deduced from the latest statistics, 259,891 people speak Albanian in Switzerland.

It should be said that this figure is closer to the reality on the ground, in circumstances where there are no statistics that would sum up the total number of those who identify themselves as Albanians. This is because official statistics in Switzerland only recognize the nationality and not the ethnicity of foreigners living here. In this sense, we regularly have statistics on the number of "Kosovars", "Macedonians" of Albanian citizens, etc., but not of ethnic Albanians.
Official figures say 259,891 Switzerland residents speak the Albanian language Official figures say 259,891 Switzerland residents speak the Albanian language Friday, February 28, 2020 Rating: 5
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