Ho Chi Minh City Sign Language


  • Language: Ho Chi Minh City Sign Language
  • Alternate names: ngôn ngữ ký hiệu thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, HCMCSL, NNKHTPHCM, Southern Vietnamese Sign Language, Vietnamese Sign Language
  • Language code: hos
  • Language family: Deaf sign language (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: ~45,000
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script:

More information:

    "Ho Chi Minh City Sign Language (HCMCSL) developed out of a mixture of original sign languages in Southern Viet Nam with French Sign Language in 1886, when the first school for deaf people was established in Lai Thieu, Binh Duong Province." (Woodward et al., 2015)