Jumla Sign Language

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A language of Nepal

Population

8 (2005 International Nepal Fellowship). 8 monolinguals.

Location

Karnali Zone, Jumla district, Jumla town.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 45%–49% with Nepalese Sign Language [nsp].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Deaf children in the Nepalese Sign Language school in Jumla come from 1 or 2 days walk away and do not know Jumla Sign Language.