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American Sign Language

Language Data

  • Alternate names: ASL Also: in -- Ameslan, ASL; in -- Belize Sign Language
  • Scriptures published: New Testament (2005) Old Testament (2013) Portions (1982--1996)
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy is almost always based on English rather than ASL. Deaf people's English varies from highly literate to illiterate, but the average deaf student graduates from high school with a 3rd or 4th grade reading level
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: United States
  • Also used in:
  • Religion: No information available.
  • Number of users: 257,050 (; ; 3,000)
  • Vitality: Wider Communication

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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