Lia Rumantscha

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Logo Lia Rumantscha (2015)
Headquarters of the Lia Rumantscha in Chur
First logo from 1919

The Lia Rumantscha ( [liɐ̯ruˈmantʃɐ] ? / I ) based in the Chasa rumantscha in Chur and regional branches in Ilanz , Scuol and Savognin was founded on October 26, 1919 in Chur as the umbrella organization for all Romance language associations. It sees itself as a non-profit institution and is denominationally neutral. With its mandate to use federal and cantonal funds for the promotion of the Romance language and culture, it fulfills a public service mandate. Audio file / audio sample


The Lia Rumantscha supports, promotes and coordinates the projects of regional Romansh associations, supraregional associations and Romansh organizations outside the Romansh main area in favor of the Romansh language and culture. The delegates of these affiliated associations determine the work program and budget of the Lia Rumantscha once a year at the delegates' meeting. It provides information about the Romance language and culture and advises institutions, organizations and private individuals. Your areas of activity are diverse. The focus is on the following topics: politics (including community mergers), education (Romansh school of the future, adult education), language (promotion of spoken and written language, standard language Rumantsch Grischun and idioms ) and culture (promotion of Romansh artists, reading material for children - and young people).

Examples of services:

  • Pledari Grond online dictionary
  • Translation service in Rumantsch Grischun and five idioms
  • Romance language and integration courses
  • Active holidays for families
  • Children's and youth media
  • Online bookstore with over 2300 articles
The current President of the Lia Rumantscha, Johannes Flury

Affiliated associations

Regional, linguistic-cultural associations

Supraregional associations

Other organizations

  • Agentura da Novitads Rumantscha (ANR), founded in 1996
  • Gruppa rumantscha dal Cussegl grond (GrCg), founded in 2001

Associations outside the Canton of Graubünden

  • Quarta Lingua (QL), founded in 1972
  • Uniun da las Rumantschas e dals Rumantschs en la Bassa (URB), founded in 1991

Chasa Editura Rumantscha

Together with the federal government and the canton, the Lia Rumantscha supports the literary publisher Chasa Editura Rumantscha (CER). The CER has existed since the beginning of 2010. It offers professional publishing services and aims to make the small but lively literary scene in Rumantschia more visible. The CER edition program includes Romance fiction, children's and young people's books and e-books.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Georges Darms : On the creation and development of the standard written language Rumantsch Grischun. In: Language Standardization. 12th colloquium of the SAGSW 1991, ed. by Georges Lüdi , Freiburg 1994, pp. 3-21.
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