French Belgian Sign Language

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French Belgian Sign Language
Langue des signes de Belgique francophone (LSFB)
Native toFrench Community of Belgium
Native speakers
4,000 (2014)[1]
Lyons Sign?
French Sign?
  • Belgian Sign Language
    • French Belgian Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3sfb
Glottologlang1248[2]

The French Belgian Sign Language (French: Langue des signes de Belgique francophone; LSFB) is the deaf sign language of the French Community of Belgium, a country in Western Europe. It and Flemish Sign Language are very closely related, but generally regarded today as distinct languages.[3]

Legal recognition[edit]

By decree of 22 October 2003, the Parliament of the French Community recognised the Sign Language of French-speaking Belgium.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ French Belgian Sign Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Langue des signes de Belgique Francophone". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ ISO 639-3. "Change Request Documentation: 2006-001". ISO 639-3. SIL International. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  4. ^ Décret relatif à la reconnaissance de la langue des signes

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