Puerto Rican Sign LanguagePrint
L1 users: 8,000–40,000 deaf persons (Van Cleve 1986).
None known. Related to American Sign Language [ase].
Signs introduced in 1907 by Catholic nuns. Some home signs also used.
Although some form of PRSL may still be used in the lower populated areas in the western and central parts of the country, it appears that ASL [ase] is becoming the sole sign language of the Puerto Rican deaf community.