Providencia Sign LanguagePrint
19 (Washabaugh 1986). Known by most people on the island including 19 born deaf out of 2,500 to 3,000 population (Washabaugh 1986).
Providencia Island off Nicaraguan coast.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Not exposed to other sign languages. East differs from west with some variation between villages.
High deaf population probably caused by in-breeding. Deaf fairly well integrated into daily activities.