Tijuana Sign Language

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Tijuana Sign Language
Native to Mexico
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog tiju1234[1]

Tijuana Sign Language is a deaf sign language of Mexico, but one unintelligible with, and apparently unrelated to, Mexican Sign Language.


Wittmann (1991)[2] posits that TSL is a language isolate (a 'prototype' sign language), though one developed through stimulus diffusion from an existing sign language, likely of the French Sign Language family.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tijuana Sign Language". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Wittmann, Henri (1991). "Classification linguistique des langues signées non vocalement." Revue québécoise de linguistique théorique et appliquée 10:1.215–88.[1]