Bulgarian Sign Language


A language of Bulgaria

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Different sign languages are used in school and by adults outside.

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.