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Ecuadorian Sign Language
Native to Ecuador
Native speakers
190,000  (1986)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ecs

Ecuadorian Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Ecuador.

Classification[edit]

Wittmann (1991)[2] posits that ESL is a language isolate (a 'prototype' sign language), though one developed through stimulus diffusion from an existing sign language, likely French Sign Language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ecuadorian Sign Language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Wittmann, Henri (1991). "Classification linguistique des langues signées non vocalement." Revue québécoise de linguistique théorique et appliquée 10:1.215–88.[1]

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