Peruvian Sign Language


A language of Peru

Language Status

5 (Developing).


Variation in different geographical regions and between generations.


Finger-spelling system.

Language Use

70 schools include help for the deaf. Of the 11 deaf-only schools, 9 use at least some Peruvian Sign Language; the other 2 are oral and only use Spanish. Sign language used inside school by hearing teachers is reportedly different from what the majority deaf community use. Even though the government tries to integrate deaf students into mainstream educational programs, deaf social gatherings keep Peruvian Sign Language strong.

Language Development
TV. Dictionary.