Bulgarian Sign Language

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A language of Bulgaria

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Different sign languages are used in school and by adults outside.

Typology

Finger-spelling system.

Language Use

Since 1920. Primary schools for deaf people since 1898. Allowed in school since 1945. Interpreters are required in court; some available for college students. Instruction for parents of deaf children available. There is a committee on national sign language.

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

There is a manual alphabet for spelling.