4/23/2019
Switzerland's flag is thrown in the air during a festival.
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In Switzerland's medieval Basse-Ville, between separate German-speaking and French-speaking areas of Fribourg, residents speak a dialect known as le Bolze. The language is unique for several reasons, including that people begin by fluently speaking both French and Swiss German before learning the dialect specific to the community.

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