Saigon Sign Language

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Ho Chi Minh City Sign
Saigon Sign
Native toVietnam
Native speakers
~45,000?
(SE Asian sign area)
Language codes
ISO 639-3hos
Glottologhoch1237[1]

Saigon Sign Language, also known as Ho Chi Minh City Sign Language, is the deaf-community sign language of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam. It is about 50% cognate with the other sign languages of Vietnam, and its vocabulary has been extensively influenced by the French Sign Language once taught in Vietnamese schools for the deaf.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ho Chi Minh City Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.