Brazilian Sign Language

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
LIBRAS, LSB, Língua Brasileira de Sinais, Língua de Sinais Brasileira, Língua de Sinais dos Centros Urbanos Brasileiros, SPSL, São Paulo Sign Language
Population

L1 users: 3,000,000 use Brazilian Sign Language as their first language of communication.

Location

Scattered.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Statutory language of national identity (2005, Parliamentary decree No. 5626).

Typology

One-handed fingerspelling system derived from French Sign Language [fsl].

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages.

Language Development
TV. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Legally recognized by Brazilian Government in 2002. São Paulo deaf generally receive oralist education.

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