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). De facto language of national identity (2005, Parliamentary decree No. 5626).

Language Use

education, access to health care and public services.

Language Development
TV. Dictionary.
Writing
SignWriting.
Other Comments

Legally recognized by Brazilian Government in 2002. Proper names fingerspelling similar to European systems. São Paulo deaf generally receive oralist education.