Filipino Sign LanguagePrint
100,000 deaf persons (Van Cleve 1986).
Total communication used in deaf schools, with teachers both speaking and signing. Used by United States Peace Corps. All ages. Also use American Sign Language [ase].
Filipino Sign Language and ASL [ase] are very similar but generally regarded by Deaf people in the Philippines as distinct languages. Both are in use as a normal means of communication, with a lot of bilingualism. Different deaf schools prefer different languages.