Paraguayan Sign LanguagePrint
15,000 (2009 L. Parks), increasing.
Deaf associations and religious meetings use LSPY in their formal proceedings and deaf people use LSPY in their casual interactions. All ages. Also use Brazilian Sign Language [bzs], especially some living near the Brazilian border, as L2.
Local deaf people indicate that early roots of LSPY were influenced by Uruguayan Sign Language. Deaf generally acquire LSPY from friends during school (outside of the classroom), in deaf associations, or religious meetings.