Definitions for SWISSswɪs
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Swiss, Swiss people(adj)
the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture
"the Swiss army"
A person from Switzerland or of Swiss descent.
Of, from, or pertaining to Switzerland or the Swiss people.
Origin: Adopted from Suisse in circa 1515, alongside the form Switzer directly loaned from German.
a native or inhabitant of Switzerland; a Switzer; the people of Switzerland
of or pertaining to Switzerland, or the people of Switzerland
Origin: [F. Suisse, of German origin. Cf. Switzer.]
The Swiss are citizens or natives of Switzerland. The demonym derives from the toponym of Schwyz and has been in widespread use to refer to the Old Swiss Confederacy since the 16th century. Although the Swiss Confederation, the modern state of Switzerland, originated in 1848, the period of romantic nationalism, it is not a nation-state, and the Swiss are not usually considered to form a single ethnic group, but a confederacy or Willensnation, a term coined in conscious contrast to "nation" in the conventionally linguistic or ethnic sense of the term. The number of Swiss nationals has grown from 1.7 million in 1815 to 6.76 million in 2009, 90% of them living in Switzerland. About 60% of those living abroad reside in the European Union; the largest group of Swiss descendants outside of Europe is in Argentina.
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