Philippine Sign Language

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Filipino Sign Language, FSL, Local Sign Language
Population

100,000 deaf persons (Van Cleve 1986).

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

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.