Chilean Sign Language

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A language of Chile

Alternate Names
Lengua de Señas Chilena, LSCh
Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Intelligibility of American Sign Language [ase] is very low in Chile.

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Dictionary.
Other Comments

Chilean Sign Language is recognized by the government as the language of the Chilean deaf community. Its use is encouraged in the country’s bilingual-bicultural approach to education and is found throughout deaf Chilean life, including deaf schools, deaf association meetings, interpretation for television news broadcasts, and casual deaf interaction.