Austrian Sign Language

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A language of Austria

Alternate Names
ÖGS, Österreichische Gebärdensprache
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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.

Typology

Finger-spelling system.

Language Use

Originated 1870. Recognized by Parliament 2005.

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

Manual alphabet for spelling.