Peruvian Sign Language

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Peruvian Sign Language
Native to Peru
Native speakers
(this article does not contain any information regarding the number of speakers)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 prl
Glottolog peru1235[2]

Peruvian Sign Language (PRL) is the deaf sign language of Peru. It is used primarily outside the classroom.


Wittmann (1991)[3] posits that PRL is a language isolate (a 'prototype' sign language), though one developed through stimulus diffusion from an existing sign language, likely French Sign Language.


  1. ^ Peruvian Sign Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Peruvian Sign Language". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Wittmann, Henri (1991). "Classification linguistique des langues signées non vocalement." Revue québécoise de linguistique théorique et appliquée 10:1.215–88.[1]