Polish Sign Language

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A language of Poland

Alternate Names
PJM, Polski Jezyk Migowy
Population

38,000 (2014 IMB). 50,000 signers (2014 EUD).

Location

Scattered.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Various regional dialects.

Typology

One-handed fingerspelling.

Language Use

Used since 1889. Primary schools for deaf children since 1817. Committee for the unification of Polish Sign Language. Interpreters required in court, provided for some college students and in important public events.

Language Development
Films. TV. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Instruction for parents of deaf children. Many sign language classes for hearing people. Christian (Roman Catholic).