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Malaysian Sign Language

A language of Malaysia (Peninsular)

ISO 639-3xml

Population  24,000.
Alternate names   Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia
Dialects  Variations are found in every state, but are mutually intelligible with the possible exception of some places in Terengganu state. The status of the sign language in Terengganu is not yet clear.
Classification  Deaf sign language
Language use  Under development by the Ministry of Education since 1978 and used in government programs. Used by most Deaf in Malaysia, especially those who have gone to school. All ages. Positive attitude. L2 is written language only, unless the deaf person has partial hearing.
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 40%.