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.
|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 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.
- Franco-Provençal at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- "Arpitan". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
- Norme in materia di tutela delle minoranze linguistiche storiche, Italian parliament
- "f" (PDF). The Linguasphere Register. p. 165. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
|Arpitan edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|