Ukrainian Sign Language

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A language of Ukraine

Alternate Names
Ukra?ns’ka Žestovyj Âzyk, 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.
Other Comments

Christian (Orthodox), Christian (Roman Catholic).