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Slovak Sign Language

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Slovak Sign Language

Slovak Sign Language
Native to Slovakia
Native speakers
(no estimate available)[1]
French Sign
Language codes
ISO 639-3 svk
Glottolog slov1263[2]

The Slovak Sign Language is the sign language of the deaf community in Slovakia. It belongs to the French sign-language family. Bickford (2005) found that Slovak, Czech, and Hungarian Sign formed a cluster with Romanian, Bulgarian, and Polish Sign.[3]

Despite the similarity of oral Slovak and Czech, SSL is not particularly close to Czech Sign Language.


  1. ^ Slovak Sign Language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Slovakian Sign Language". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Bickford, 2005. The Signed Languages of Eastern Europe

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