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 (2014 IMB). 9,000 deaf sign language users (2014 EUD). 300,000 including L2 users.

Location

Scattered.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Budapest, Debrecen, Eger, Kaposvár, Sopron, Szeged, 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.
Other Comments

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

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