Guatemalan Sign Language

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Guatelmalan Sign Language
Lenguaje de señas guatemalteco
Native to Guatemala
Native speakers
(no estimate available)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gsm
Glottolog guat1249[2]

Guatemalan Sign Language is the national deaf sign language used in Guatemala. The first dictionary was published in 2000. It is distinct from the sign languages used in Mexico and other neighboring Spanish speaking countries, and from Highland Maya Sign Language, which is used among K'iche' Maya of rural Guatemala.


  • De León, Rolando Ismael; (ed.) (2000). Lenguaje de señas Guatemalteco (Lensegua) (first ed.). Guatemala City: Comité Pro Ciegos y Sordos de Guatemala, Asociación de Sordos de Guatemala, et al. OCLC 76950070. 


  1. ^ Guatelmalan Sign Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Guatemalan Sign Language". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.