Providencia Sign Language
ISO 639-3: prz
||19. Known by most people on the Island including 19 born deaf out of 2,500 to 3,000 population (W. Washabaugh 1986).
||Providencia Island off Nicaraguan coast.
||Not exposed to other sign languages. East differs from west with some variation between villages.
||Deaf sign language
||Do not use finger spelling.
||High deaf population probably caused by in-breeding. Deaf fairly well integrated into daily activities. The system is about 100 years old. Nearly extinct.