Thai Sign LanguagePrint
51,000 profoundly, prelingually deaf people in Thailand (1997 C. Reilly). 20% of deaf children go to school to learn it.
Scattered. Major regional centers and Bangkok.
None known. Signs used at the deaf school at Tak are reportedly very different.
Total communication used in school: speaking and signing. Reported high mobility among most deaf people today. Sign language used in school and that used by deaf adults outside is different. Used by all deaf born since 1951; some older ones. Also use Thai [tha]. Used as L2 by Chiangmai Sign Language [csd].