Ukrainian Sign LanguagePrint
L1 users: 54,000 (2008 WFD). Other population figures refer to audiological deafness: 43,000 registered Ukrainian nationals with hearing impairments (2015 Ukrainian Society of the Deaf); 223,000 (2016 IMB).
6a (Vigorous). Recognized language (2005, Law No. 2961–IV (06.10.2005)), for use in education (2008 WFD).
One-handed fingerspelling (Cyrillic script).
Vigorous. All ages.
39 preschools and 61 secondary schools for the deaf, most of which emphasize oral proficiency in Ukrainian (2015 Ukrainian Society of the Deaf). 152 deaf students in universities (2010 Kyiv Post). Sign language interpretation in universities and daily on television (2008 WFD). Deaf associations, athletic organizations. Christian.