Indonesian Sign Language

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A language of Indonesia

Population

8,000 (2000). Ethnic population: 2,000,000 deaf people (1993).

Location

Java and Bali.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

94 schools for the deaf use the oral method for instruction.

Other Comments

A blend of Malaysian Sign Language [xml] and indigenous signs. American Sign Language [ase] not used.