Nepalese Sign LanguagePrint
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.