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Ecuadorian Sign Language
Native to "Ecuador
Native speakers
230,000 (2011)[1]
Language codes
"ISO 639-3 ecs
"Glottolog ecua1243[2]

Ecuadorian Sign Language is the "deaf sign language of "Ecuador.


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


  1. ^ Ecuadorian Sign Language at "Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ecuadorian Sign Language". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "Wittmann, Henri (1991). "Classification linguistique des langues signées non vocalement." Revue québécoise de linguistique théorique et appliquée 10:1.215–88.[1]
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