Hungarian Sign Language

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A language of Hungary

Alternate Names
Magyar Jelnyelv, Magyarországi jelnyelv
Population

30,000–60,000 deaf.

Location

Widespread.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Budapest, Debrecen, Eger, Kaposvár, Sopron, Szeged, Vác. Related to Austrian Sign Language [asq]. Dialects have some different signs for lexical items, but similar or the same grammar.

Language Use

300,000 hard-of-hearing people use it as L1 or L2. Budapest dialect is viewed as the standard. All ages.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.