Slovak Sign Language

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Slovak Sign Language
Native to Slovakia
Native speakers
15,000 (2014)[1]
French Sign
Language codes
ISO 639-3 svk
Glottolog slov1263[2]

The Slovak Sign Language is the sign language of the deaf community in Slovakia. It belongs to the French sign-language family. Bickford (2005) found that Slovak, Czech, and Hungarian Sign formed a cluster with Romanian, Bulgarian, and Polish Sign.[3]

Despite the similarity of oral Slovak and Czech, SSL is not particularly close to Czech Sign Language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slovak Sign Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Slovakian Sign Language". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Bickford, 2005. The Signed Languages of Eastern Europe