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Portuguese Sign Language
LGP, Língua gestual portuguesa
Native to "Portugal
Native speakers
60,000 (2014)[1]
"Swedish Sign
  • Portuguese Sign Language
Language codes
"ISO 639-3 psr
"Glottolog port1277[2]

Portuguese Sign language ("Portuguese: Língua gestual portuguesa) is a "sign language used mainly by "Deaf people in "Portugal.

It is recognized in the present "Constitution of Portugal.[3] It was significantly influenced by "Swedish Sign Language, through a Swedish "school for the Deaf that was established in Lisbon.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Portuguese Sign Language at "Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Portuguese Sign Language". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "Constitution of Portugal, Article 71 and 74
  4. ^ "Lucas, Ceil (2001). The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 29. "ISBN "9780521794749. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 

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