Ukrainian Sign Language

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A language of Ukraine

Alternate Names
Ukrayinska Zhestova Mova, USL
Population

223,000 (2014 IMB).

Location

Scattered.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Very similar to sign languages in Moldova and Russia. (Bickford 2005).

Typology

One-handed fingerspelling (Cyrillic script).

Language Use

59 deaf schools, 152 deaf students in universities (2010 Kyiv Post). Deaf associations, athletic organizations.

Language Development
Dictionary. Agency: Ukrainian Society of the Deaf (USD).
Other Comments

Christian.

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