Hong Kong Sign Language


A language of Hong Kong

Alternate Names
Heung Kong Sau Yue, HKSL

20,000 (2007).

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. 40% similarity with Chinese Sign Language [csl], 42%–52% similarity with Taiwan Sign Language [tss].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 70%–80% in written Chinese. Dictionary.