|patouès, gaga, arpetan|
|Native to||Italy, France, Switzerland|
|Region||Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Foggia, Franche-Comté, Savoie, Bresse, Bugey, Dombes, Beaujolais, Dauphiné, Lyonnais, Forez, Romandie|
150,000 in France, 70,000 in Italy,
7,000 in Switzerland
Map of the Franco-Provençal language area:
Franco-Provençal (also Francoprovençal, Patois, Gaga, Savoyard or Arpitan) is a dialect group within Gallo-Romance originally spoken in east-central France, western Switzerland and northwestern Italy.
Franco-Provençal is also spoken in rural areas of French-speaking Switzerland.
In France, it is one of the three Gallo-Romance language families of the country (together with the langues d'oïl and the langues d'oc), and it is officially recognized as a regional language of France, but its use in the country is not widespread. Still, organizations are trying to keep it alive through cultural events, education, research, and publishing.