Language of the Day for 10 February 2020

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Brazilian Sign Language [bzs]

A language of
Brazil
Population Full
600,000 (2019). Estimated 200,000–1,000,000 Deaf sign language users, based on 0.1%–0.5% of the general population. Ethnic population: 9,700,000 (2010). Ethnic population represents people with significant hearing loss (2010 census).
Status
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2002, Law 10.436/2002, Parliamentary decree 5626/2005).
Language Use
Vigorous. Used by all. Also use Portuguese [por].
Language Development
TV. Dictionary. Grammar. Agency: Federação Nacional De Educação e Integração Dos Surdos (FENEIS).