Philippine Sign Language


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Filipino Sign Language, FSL, Local Sign Language

100,000 deaf persons (Van Cleve 1986).

Language Status

5 (Developing).


None known. Reportedly similar to American Sign Language [ase].

Language Use

Total communication used in deaf schools, with teachers both speaking and signing. Used by United States Peace Corps. American Sign Language [ase] well known as L2.