Brazilian Sign Language

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
LIBRAS, LSB, São Paulo Sign Language
Population

3,000,000 use Brazilian Sign Language as their first language of communication.

Location

All states and regions of Brazil.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Statutory language of national identity (2005, Parliamentary decree No. 5626).

Typology

One-handed fingerspelling system derived from French Sign Language [fsl].

Language Development
TV. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Legally recognized by Brazilian Government in 2002. São Paulo deaf generally receive oralist education.