Hungarian Sign Language
|Hungarian Sign Language|
|Region||Throughout Hungary, with possibly a few signers in western Romania|
|(no estimate available)
30–60,000 deaf and 300,000 hearing impaired in Hungary
Hungarian Sign Language is the sign language of Deaf people in Hungary. There is historical evidence that Hungarian and Austrian Sign Language are related, but Bickford (2005) found that Hungarian, Slovak, and Czech Sign formed a cluster with Romanian, Bulgarian, and Polish Sign rather than with Austrian.
In November 2009 the Hungarian Parliament unanimously passed an act on Hungarian Sign Language and The Protection of Hungarian Sign Language.
The National Association of the Hungarian Deaf is called SINOSZ.
- Bickford, 2005. The Signed Languages of Eastern Europe
- Dictionary of Hungarian Sign Language (with English Translation)
- Article about Hallatlan Foundation, the author of the Dictionary, in Polish. Hallatlan Foundation works on inclusion of people with hearing disability, their access to information and popularization of sign language.
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