Haiphong Sign Language


A language of Viet Nam


Hai Phong.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


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. All ages.

Other Comments

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

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