Haiphong Sign Language

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Hai Phong Sign Language
Population

1,800 (Woodward 2015). Estimated 1,800 prelingually-deaf people in the Haiphong area, based on less than 1% of the total population (Woodward 2015).

Location

Haiphong.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 54% cognate to Hanoi Sign Language [hab] and Ho Chi Minh City Sign Language [hos] on a 100-word list; 40–50% cognate to Thai Sign Language [tsq] and its predecessors (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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