Selangor Sign Language

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Selangor Sign Language
Bahasa Isyarat Selangor
Native to Malaysia
Region Kuala Lumpur and Selangor
Native speakers
500  (no date)[1]
Mostly elderly, all bilingual in Malaysian Sign
French Sign
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kgi
Glottolog sela1253[2]

Selangor Sign Language (SSL), also known as Kuala Lumpur Sign Language (KLSL), is a sign language used in Malaysia. It was originally based on American Sign Language (ASL) but has diverged significantly enough to now be considered a language in its own right. Kuala Lumpur was formerly located in the state of Selangor before it became a federal territory in 1974.

Like Penang Sign Language (PSL), it now mainly used by older people, although many younger people can understand it.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Selangor Sign Language at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Selangor Sign Language". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.