Lithuanian Sign LanguagePrint
L1 users: 8,000 (2014 EUD). 14,500 (2014 IMB).
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2011, Law on Education, No. XI-1281, Article 30(6), as amended).
Some lexical variation, with attempts at standardization (Kupcinskas 1999). Influence from Russian Sign Language [rsl] from 1945 until 1990. Some degree of mutual intelligibility with sign languages in other former Soviet countries, with ongoing tendency to diverge from Russian Sign Language [rsl] (2016 S. Parkhurst).
Vigorous. All ages. Also use Lithuanian [lit].
Deaf schools. Deaf associations. Fingerspelling system similar to French Sign Language [fsl]. Video remote interpreting service launched 2012. 100 sign language interpreters (2014 EUD). Christian.