Austrian Sign Language


A language of Austria

Alternate Names
ÖGS, Österreichische Gebärdensprache
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Partially intelligible with French Sign Language [fsl]. Related to Russian Sign Language [rsl]. Sign language used in class and that used by adults outside class are different.

Language Use

Originated 1870. Recognized by Parliament 2005.

Language Development
Films. TV. Videos. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Manual alphabet for spelling.