Korean Sign Language

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A language of Korea, South

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

None known. Related to Japanese [jsl] and Taiwanese [tss] sign languages.

Typology

Finger-spelling system.

Language Use

Used since 1889. Signed interpretation required in court, used at important public events, and social services programs. Instruction for parents of deaf children. Many sign language classes for hearing people.

Language Development
Primary schools for deaf children using sign language since 1908. TV. Dictionary.