Jamaican Sign Language

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Jamaican Sign Language
Native to Jamaica
Native speakers
7,500  (2011)[1]
French Sign
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jls
Glottolog jama1263[2]

Jamaican Sign Language (JSL) is a local variant of American Sign Language used in Jamaica. It is supplanting the indigenous Jamaican Country Sign Language.


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