|Most Popular Sign Language (Russia) Language Product Types|
Population No estimate available.
Region Moscow, Armavir, Gorky, Kazan, Kirov, Kolomna, Kujbyshev, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Rostov on Don, Sverdlovsk have schools for the deaf. Also spoken in Bulgaria.
Classification Deaf sign language.
Comments Related to Austrian and French sign languages, but different. There are deaf associations and athletic clubs. Signed interpretation required in court, and used at important public events. Many sign language classes for hearing people. There is an organization for sign language teachers. Originated in 1806. There is a manual system for spelling. Dictionary. Elementary schools for deaf children since 1878. Films, TV, videos. Note: Related to Austrian and French sign languages, but different. Originated 1806.
Sign Language (Russia) is spoken/used in the following countries:
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