Czech Sign Language

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Czech Sign Language
Native to Czechia
Region Eastern Europe
Native speakers
(no estimate available)[1]
French Sign
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cse
Glottolog czec1253[2]

Czech Sign Language is the sign language of the deaf community in the Czech Republic. It presumably emerged around the time of the first deaf school in 1786. It belongs to the French sign-language family and is partially intelligible with French sign language.[3] Despite the similarity of oral Czech and Slovak, it is not particularly close to Slovak Sign Language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Czech Sign Language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Czech Sign Language". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ http://www.ethnologue.com/language/cse