Hanoi Sign Language

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Ha Noi Sign Language
Population

39,000 (Woodward et al 2015). Estimated 39,000 prelingually deaf, based on less than 1% of total population (Woodward et al 2015).

Location

Scattered. Ha Noi.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. About 55% cognate to Haiphong Sign Language [haf] and Ho Chi Minh City Sign Language [hos] on a 100-word list; 45% cognate to Thai Sign Language [tsq] (Woodward 2000).

Language Use

Vigorous. Used by all.

Writing

Unwritten documents [Zxxx].

Other Comments

Strong influence from French Sign Language [fsl], used in schools for the deaf (Woodward 2000).

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