Walser in Switzerland


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Walser people speak the Walser German dialects which are not intelligible with standard German. They live in in a part of the Alps that straddles Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and small areas of Austria and Italy. Their first homeland was in Valais, Switzerland. Around 1300 they began to migrate elsewhere.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Walser speakers are mostly rural unlike most of the European population.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Walser people are mostly Christian. They might be either Protestant or Roman Catholic. Church to them is a place to be married or buried, but it’s seldom a place to find guidance from the only savior. Like most Europeans, their worldview is largely secular.


What Are Their Needs?

The Walser people need to allow Jesus Christ to affect their worldview and guide their decisions.


Prayer Points

Pray for a Christ-centered spiritual revival in churches throughout Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.
Pray for Walser speaking followers of Christ to disciple others, leading them to an abundant life.
Pray for spiritual hunger and a desire for truth among Walser speakers.


Scripture Prayers for the Walser in Switzerland.


References

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Walser
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walser_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Walser
People Name in Country Walser
Alternate Names German Walser
Population this Country 18,000
Population all Countries 32,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15843
ROP3 Code 110650
Country Switzerland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ticino canton: Bosco-Gurin; Valais canton: Simplon; Graubünden canton, Surselva, Hinterrhein, Prattigau-Davos, Plessur, and Albula districts; 26 communities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Switzerland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ticino canton: Bosco-Gurin; Valais canton: Simplon; Graubünden canton, Surselva, Hinterrhein, Prattigau-Davos, Plessur, and Albula districts; 26 communities..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Walser (18,000 speakers)
Language Code wae   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Walser (18,000 speakers)
Language Code wae   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Walser

Primary Language:  Walser

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2011)
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Clemens v. Vogelsang - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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