Bulgarian Sign Language


A language of Bulgaria

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


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


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.