Gallo-Romance "langue d'oïl", spoken in northern France and southern Belgium
Picard is a Romance language spoken in the north of France and in the south of Belgium. It is one of the langues d'oïl. The language is often called ch'ti or ch'timi in most of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Rouchi near Valenciennes, Roubaignot near Roubaix and patois in Picardy, as well as Picard everywhere.
|ch'ti, ch'timi, rouchi|
|Native to||France, Belgium|
|(700,000 cited 1998)|
Official language in
Belgium (recognised by the French Community of Belgium)
In 1998, there were around 700,000 people who spoke Picard as a first language.