Language of the Day for 16 November 2020


Russian Sign Language [rsl]

A language of
Population Full
121,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Other estimates: 144,000 (assuming 0.1% of general population), 715,000 (2014 IMB). Total users in all countries: 148,700.
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Vigorous. Hundreds of residential schools for deaf; some vocational schools, mainly oralist. Deaf associations and athletic clubs. Signed interpretation required in court and used at important public events. Many sign language classes for hearing people. Organization for sign language teachers. Used by all. Also use Russian [rus].
Language Development
TV. Videos. Dictionary. Agency: All-Russian Society of the Deaf (FOG).