Colombian Sign LanguagePrint
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2005, Presidential Law 982).
Southwest (Cali), Central (Bogotá-Eje cafetero), North (Caribe). Some signs reportedly similar to those in sign languages of El Salvador, Spain, and the United States.
One-handed fingerspelling system derived from French Sign Language [fsl].
Used by half of school-age deaf children.
Began sometime after 1924. Some schools use sign language in the classroom. Interpreters provided at important public events, and for college students. Many sign language classes for hearing people. Relatively little research.