Dutch Sign Language

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Dutch Sign Language
Nederlandse Gebarentaal, NGT
Native to Netherlands
Native speakers
7,500  (2014)[1]
French Sign
  • Dutch Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dse
Glottolog dutc1253[2]

Dutch Sign Language ('Nederlandse Gebarentaal' or 'NGT'; 'Sign Language of the Netherlands' or 'SLN') is the sign language used by deaf people in the Netherlands and is not officially recognized. As of 1995, more and more schools for the deaf in The Netherlands teach Nederlands met Gebaren. This uses the grammar of Dutch rather than NGT.

NGT is not the same as Flemish Sign Language, and may not even be related to it.

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  1. ^ Dutch Sign Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dutch Sign Language". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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