There are no recent and serious studies that give a precise figure on the number of Francoprovençal speakers. Mainly spoken.in the south of the canton of Fribourg (Switzerland), it is estimated that :
- between 2 and 3 thousand people are able to understand and to read it;
- a few hundred of them are still speaking it;
- about one hundred of them are writing it and are involved in teaching Francoprovençal and in
yearly meetings where the patois is used for public reading, song, poetry, text writing and theatre performance.