Venezuelan Sign Language

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A language of Venezuela

Alternate Names
Lengua de Señas Venezolana
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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

Typology

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.