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.
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.
^a 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.