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British Sign Language (BSL) is the sign language used in the United Kingdom (UK), and is the first or preferred language of some deaf people in the UK; there are 125,000 deaf adults in the UK who use BSL plus an estimated 20,000 children. In 2011 15,000 people reported themselves using BSL as their main language. The language makes use of space and involves movement of the hands, body, face and head. Many thousands of people who are not deaf also use BSL, as hearing relatives of deaf people, sign language interpreters or as a result of other contact with the British deaf community.
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[cy] Iaith Arwyddo Brydeining
[de] British Sign Language
[en] British Sign Language
[eo] Brita mansigna lingvo
[fi] Brittiläinen viittomakieli
[fr] Langue des signes britannique
[hr] Britanski znakovni jezik
[ms] Bahasa Isyarat British
[pt] Língua de sinais britânica
[sv] British Sign Language

Language type : Living

Language resources for British Sign Language

Open Languages Archives

Wiktionnaire - Catégorie:langue des signes britannique [fr]

Omniglot encyclopedia [en]

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