Uruguayan Sign Language


A language of Uruguay

Alternate Names
Lengua de Señas Uruguaya, LSU

7,000 (Belloso 2009).

Language Status

5 (Developing).


Finger-spelling system.

Language Use

Used since 1910 in schools. Interpreters required in court. Instruction for parents of deaf children. Committee on national sign language, and an organization for sign language teachers. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50% in Spanish. TV. Videos. Dictionary.