Ecuadorian Sign Language

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Ecuadorian Sign Language
Native toEcuador
Native speakers
unknown; 230,000 deaf (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ecs

Ecuadorian Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Ecuador.


Clark[3] notes that Peruvian, Bolivian, Ecuadorian and Colombian sign languages "have significant lexical similarities to each other" and "contain a certain degree of lexical influence from ASL" as well, at least going by the forms in national dictionaries. Chilean and Argentinian share these traits, though to a lesser extent.


  1. ^ Ecuadorian Sign Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ecuadorian Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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