German Swiss in Canada


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

German Swiss is a German dialect far different than the others. It is not intelligible to Germans in Germany.


What Are Their Lives Like?

No matter where they live, the German Swiss have their own way of doing things. They are extremely punctual and well-organized. They love rules that bring order to their work world. Yet they are very guarded about whom they will allow to come close; and most are known to be very private.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The German Swiss can be Roman Catholic or Protestant. A church is a place to get married or buried, but it has little effect on their worldview. They view the world through secular lenses. One can say they are “Christianized” though that is less so for those who live in France or Liechtenstein.


What Are Their Needs?

The German Swiss need to allow Jesus Christ to transform their lives and their families.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring spiritual refreshing to German Swiss congregations.
Pray for German Swiss lovers of Christ to teach his ways to others.
Pray for the Lord to bring revival to Switzerland and beyond.


Scripture Prayers for the German Swiss in Canada.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German-speaking_Switzerland
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_German
https://studyinginswitzerland.com/swiss-lifestyle/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General German Swiss
People Name in Country German Swiss
Alternate Names Alemannic; Alemannisch; Allemanic; Alsatian; German; Liechtensteiner; Schwyzerdutsch; Swiss; Swiss German
Population this Country 28,000
Population all Countries 4,952,000
Total Countries 16
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11870
ROP3 Code 103304
ROP25 Code 309155
ROP25 Name German Swiss
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
Unknown
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.40 %)
88.00 %
Ethnic Religions
Unknown
Hinduism
Unknown
Islam
Unknown
Non-Religious
12.00 %
Other / Small
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Primary Language German, Swiss (28,000 speakers)
Language Code gsw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language German, Swiss (28,000 speakers)
Language Code gsw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking German, Swiss

Primary Language:  German, Swiss

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1936-1986)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1984-1997)
Bible-Complete No
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