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Colombian Sign Language

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Colombian Sign Language

Colombian Sign Language
Lengua de Señas Colombiana
Native to Colombia
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 csn
Glottolog colo1249[1]

Colombian Sign Language (Spanish: Lengua de Señas Colombiana (LSC)) is the deaf sign language of Colombia.


  • Description 1
  • Teaching 2
  • Relevancy 3
  • References and external links 4


The development of the signs have influences of Spanish sign language and American Sign Language. Also similarities with El Salvador signs have been noticed.[2]


There are two sign language schools in telecommunications TELECOM distributed a CD-ROM software for self-learning.


There is a growing interest for learning the sign language between the hearing people. Some schools use sign language in the classroom. Interpreters are provided at important public events, and for college students.

References and external links

  • National Institute for the Deaf - INSOR (In Spanish)
  • National Federation of Deaf Colombians - FENASCOL (In Spanish)
  • Colombian sign language software available in : Lengua de Señas Colombianas (software). División de Investigación ITEC–TELECOM Colombia.
  • Videos of common words available in : Lengua de señas – Un lenguaje para conocer (Sign Language – A language to know).
  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Colombian Sign Language". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Ethnologue, Languages of the World
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