Old Costa Rican Sign Language

Old Costa Rican Sign Language
Native to Costa Rica
Region metro San Jose
Native speakers
perhaps 100 (1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog orig1234[2]

Old Costa Rican Sign Language is a deaf-community sign language of San Jose, spoken by people born before about 1945. Along with American Sign Language, it is one of the sources of New Costa Rican Sign Language. (Woodward 1991, 1992)


  1. Old Costa Rican Sign Language at MultiTree on the Linguist List
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Original Costa Rican Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • James Woodward, 1991, "Sign Language Varieties in Costa Rica", in Sign Language Studies 73, p.329-346
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