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French Belgian Sign Language

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French Belgian Sign Language

French Belgian Sign Language
Langue des signes de Belgique francophone (LSFB)
Native to French Community of Belgium
Native speakers
4,000  (date missing)
Lyons Sign?
French Sign?
  • French Belgian Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sfb
Glottolog lang1248[1]

The French Belgian Sign Language (French: Langue des signes de Belgique francophone; LSFB) is the deaf sign language of the French Community of Belgium, a country in Western Europe. It and Flemish Sign Language are varieties of the same language.

Contents

  • Legal recognition 1
  • References 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Legal recognition

By decree of 22 October 2003, the Parliament of the French Community recognised the Sign Language of French-speaking Belgium.[2]

References

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Langue des signes de Belgique Francophone". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Décret relatif à la reconnaissance de la langue des signes

See also

External links

  • www.lsfb.be - Langue des signes de Belgique francophone
  • www.cfls.be - Centre Francophone de la Langue des Signes
  • www.sourdlang.be - dictionary
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