Romanian Sign Language

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A language of Romania

Alternate Names
“Limbaj Mimico-Gestual Romanesc” (pej.), Limbajul Semenelor Romanesc, LSR
Population

24,600 (2013 European Union of the Deaf).

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Variation exists between the regions of Transylvania, Moldavia, and Wallachia. Further assessment needed. No known relationship to other sign languages. (forthcoming Eberle, Eberle, Cuceuan, and Cuceuan).

Language Use

All domains. All ages. While LSR is the primary language of communication for most deaf people, widely varying degrees of bilingualism (spoken and written) in Romanian [ron] are common.

Language Development
Romanian literacy for access to mainstream society and employment is valued. (Eberle, Eberle, Cuceuan, and Cuceuan). Videos. Dictionary.
Other Comments

33 working Sign language interpreters (2013 European Union of the Deaf). Christian (Orthodox).