Latvian Sign Language

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A language of Latvia

Alternate Names
LZV, Latviešu Zīmju Valoda
Population

L1 users: 2,000 (2014 EUD). 9,900 (2014 IMB).

Location

Scattered.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

One-handed fingerspelling.

Language Use

Deaf associations. Deaf boarding schools in Riga and Valmiera.

Language Development
Literature. TV. Theater. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. Agency: Latvian Association of the Deaf (LNS).
Other Comments

Fingerspelling system similar to French Sign Language [fsl]. 37 sign language interpreters (2014 EUD). Christian.

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