||50,000 to 100,000 primary users in France (Van Cleve 1986) 1,000 users of Marseille Sign Language (1975 Sallagooty).
||Southern FSL is used in Marseille, Toulon, La Ciotat, and Salon de Provence. Also in Togo.
||FSL, Langue des Signes Française, LSF
||Marseille Sign Language (Southern French Sign Language). Many sign languages have been influenced by this, but are not necessarily intelligible with it. Reportedly partially intelligible with sign languages from Austria, Czech Republic, and Italy, at least. Lexical similarity: 43% with American Sign Language [ase] in an 872-word list.
||Deaf sign language
||First sign language in the western world to gain recognition as a language (1830). Originated in 1752. Sign languages were known in France in the 16th century, and probably earlier. Different from Signed French and Old French Sign Language.