Venezuelan Sign Language

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A language of Venezuela

Alternate Names
Lengua de Señas Venezolana
Location

Scattered.

Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Sign language used in school is different from that used by adults outside.

Typology

Finger-spelling system.

Language Use

Schools for the deaf since 1937 which use sign language. Deaf people attend college with a sign language interpreter. Also use Spanish [spa], due to national bilingual education program.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Agencies: Asociación de Sordomudos de Caracas; Federación Venezolana de Sordos.
Writing

Unwritten documents [Zxxx].

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