Slovakian Sign Language

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A language of Slovakia

Alternate Names
Slovak Republic Sign Language, Slovak Sign Language, Slovník Posunkovej Reči
Population

15,000 (2014 EUD). 27,000 (2014 IMB).

Location

Scattered.

Language Status

5* (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: approximately 50% with Czech Sign Language [cse] (Bickford 2005).

Typology

One-handed fingerspelling.

Language Use

Deaf schools, associations, athletic clubs, theater group.

Language Development

TV. Dictionary. Agency: Slovak Association of the Deaf (ANEPS).

Writing

Unwritten documents [Zxxx].

Other Comments

Fingerspelling system similar to French Sign Language [fsl]. 35 working sign language interpreters (2019 EUD). Courses for hearing people. Christian.

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