Portuguese Sign Language

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Portuguese Sign Language
LGP, Língua gestual portuguesa
Native toPortugal
Native speakers
60,000 (2014)[1]
Swedish Sign
  • Portuguese Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3psr
Glottologport1277
ELPPortuguese Sign Language

Portuguese Sign language (Portuguese: Língua gestual portuguesa) is a sign language used mainly by deaf people (inability to heard) in Portugal.

It is recognised in the present Constitution of Portugal.[2] It was influenced by Swedish Sign Language, through a Swedish school for the Deaf that was built in Lisbon.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Portuguese Sign Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Constitution of Portugal, Article 71 and 74
  3. Lucas, Ceil (2001). The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 29. ISBN 9780521794749. Retrieved 26 November 2017.