Austrian Sign Language


A language of Austria

Alternate Names
ÖGS, Österreichische Gebärdensprache
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Partially intelligible with French Sign Language [fsl]. Related to Russian Sign Language [rsl]. Dialect used in schools and that used by adults outside school is different.


Finger-spelling system.

Language Use

Originated 1870. Recognized by Parliament 2005.

Language Development
Films. TV. Videos. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Manual alphabet for spelling.