People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Swiss German of Europe


People Group Info

Total Population: 447,000

ROP3 Code: 103304
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Swiss
Language: Swiss German - (gsw)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Switzerland

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Majority Located Where

  Berlin, Germany - 37,000

  Greater London, United Kingdom - 14,000

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Brief Profile

The Swiss German diaspora people of Europe originate from Switzerland. Historically, Swiss Germany refers to any of the Alemannic dialects spoken in Switzerland and in some Alpine communities in Northern Italy. Occasionally, the Alemannic dialects spoken in other countries are grouped together with Swiss German as is the case of the Swiss German diaspora people of Europe.

A large percentage of Swiss German are now dispersed in Europe and North America (United States and Canada). About 60% of those living outside Switzerland reside in European Union. The largest groups outside of Europe are found in the United States and Canada.

The homeland of Swiss Germans, Switzerland, is at the crossroads of several prehistoric migrations where the Alps acted as a refuge. As a result, the Swiss German people are an amalgamation of several peoples.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for evangelical Swiss German people to answer the call of the Great Commission to "go and make disciples of all nations".
  • Pray for English people who are "in name only" Christian, or are non-religious to experience a personal living relationship with Jesus Christ.


Other Resources

List of services in Berlin
Here you find the contact details and times of 69 different church services in Berlin

resources in many languages
If you need resources and media in different languages, the best sources in Germany are on this list

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Country City Metro Area Name Baseline Population
GermanyÜhlingen-BirkendorfBerlin37,000
United KingdomLondonGreater London14,000