Guatemalan Sign Language


A language of Guatemala

Alternate Names
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Mostly one-handed finger-spelling system derived from French Sign Language [fsl].

Language Use

Many audiologically deaf people learn Guatemalan Sign Language in their teens or later, after initial exposure to Spanish or the indigenous language of their community; actual proficiency in each language varies widely. Some hearing people sign; most such people have deaf parents or siblings.