Cypriot Sign Language

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Cypriot Sign Language
Native to Cyprus
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Cyprus or Cypriot Sign Language (Greek: Κυπριακή Νοηματική Γλώσσα) is an incipient sign language of Cyprus. It appears to be a pidgin of American Sign Language and Greek Sign Language, not yet a fully developed language. The Greek Cypriot deaf community predominantly uses the Greek Sign Language (the Turkish Cypriot deaf community uses the Turkish Sign Language).[1]


  1. ^ Timmermans, 2005, The Status of Sign Languages in Europe