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Paraguayan Sign Language
Native to "Paraguay
Native speakers
15,000 (2009)[1]
Language codes
"ISO 639-3 pys
"Glottolog para1318[2]

Paraguayan Sign Language, or Lengua de señas paraguaya (LSPY), is the "deaf sign language of "Paraguay. It is not intelligible with neighboring languages, nor with "American Sign Language, but speakers report that it has historical connections with "Uruguayan Sign Language. It developed outside the schools, and was only used in education "recently" (as of 2009).[3]

Paraguay is notably a bilingual country, where both "Spanish and "Guarani are spoken. The Language Law No. 4251 provides for "fingerspelling adequate to both languages.[4]



  1. ^ Paraguayan Sign Language at "Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Paraguayan Sign Language". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Ley de Lenguas Nº 4251 (in Spanish)

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