Dominican Sign Language

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A language of Dominican Republic

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 85%–90% with ASL [ase], and uses most of the features of ASL, such as absent referent and reduplication.

Language Use

There are regional sign variations across the Dominican Republic; however, the sign language is most standardized along the center of the country from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata; there are deaf schools, clubs, associations, and churches that use Dominican Sign Language.

Language Development
There are about 30 primary schools for deaf students across the country most of which use an ASL variety of sign language.