Hungarian Sign Language

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A language of Hungary

Alternate Names
Magyar Jelnyelv, Magyarországi jelnyelv
Population

9,000 in Hungary (2014 EUD). 49,000 Deaf (2014 IMB).

Location

Scattered.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Budapest, Sopron, Debrecen, Szeged, Eger, Kaposvár, Vác. Related to Austrian Sign Language [asq]. Dialects show lexical variation, some in grammar.

Language Use

Budapest dialect is viewed as the standard. All ages.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Agency: Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SINOSZ).
Other Comments

70 registered sign language interpreters (2014 EUD). Christian.

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