Nepalese Sign LanguagePrint
L1 users: 20,000 (2014 NDFN). Approximately 20,000 deaf signers out of 300,000 total deaf (2014 NDFN).
Kathmandu, Pokhara. Developed from local and introduced signs. Related to other sign languages in south Asia; see comments on Indian Sign Language [ins] in India.
Has been used on the floor of the national legislature by a Deaf member. All domains. All ages. Some also use Nepali [npi], passively by those who have become literate, especially in urban areas.
Approximately 20 NSL interpreters, most working under the NDFN or its member organizations. Hindu, Buddhist.