700,000 (Regis 2012).
Piedmont region: all provinces except Novara province, excluding Occitan- and Arpitan-speaking Alpine valleys; Valle d’Aosta region, all towns; southwest Lombardy region: small communities along north bank of Po river, across from Valenza.
Use has diminished drastically among the young and in towns (Salminen 2007). Less than 27% of the informants in a 2012 census report use, within their family, a regional language of Northwestern Italy, including Piedmontese. All also use Italian [ita]. Used as L2 by Arpitan [frp], Occitan [oci], Walser [wae].
Latin script [Latn].