Colombian Sign LanguagePrint
50,000 deaf in Bogotá in 1992.
Some signs similar to those in sign languages of El Salvador, Spain, and the United States.
Some schools use sign language in the classroom. Interpreters provided at important public events, and for college students. Many sign language classes for hearing people. Little research. Not clear how many deaf persons know a sign language. Used by half of school-age children.
Began 1929. Manual alphabet for spelling.