Venezuelan Sign Language


A language of Venezuela

Alternate Names
Lengua de Señas Venezolana
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Sign language used in school is different from that used by adults outside.


Finger-spelling system.

Language Use

Schools for the deaf since 1937 which use sign language. Deaf people attend college with a sign language interpreter. National bilingual education program for Venezuelan Sign Language and Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.