Greek Sign Language ( Greek: ) is the Ελληνική νοηματική γλώσσα sign language of the Greek deaf community. It has been legally recognised as the official language of the Deaf Community in Greece by Law 2817 in 2000.
The Greek Sign Language is estimated to be used by about 40,600 signers in 1986.
Greek SL formed in the 1950s when
American Sign Language and French Sign Language came together, with admixture from indigenous sign.
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Sign languages by region
American Sign Language
Extinct sign languages
Sign-language names reflect the region of origin. Natural sign languages are not related to the spoken language used in the same region. For example, French Sign Language originated in France, but is not related to French.