Guinea-Bissau Sign Language

Guinea-Bissau Sign Language
Native to Guinea-Bissau
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog guin1260[1]

Guinea-Bissau Sign Language is an incipient sign language evolving from the single school for the deaf in Guinea-Bissau, which was founded in Bissau in 2003. In 2005 a linguist and Portuguese Sign Language teacher found GBSL to still be basic, but with some consistency among students in the school and village use when the students went home.


  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Guinea-Bissau Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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