Persian Sign Language

Persian Sign Language
Native to Iran
Language codes
ISO 639-3 psc
Glottolog pers1244[1]

Persian Sign Language is the sign language used by Deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Iran. It is a true sign language, unlike the Baghcheban phonetic hand alphabet, which is a form of cued speech.


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

Scholarly literature

  • Barkoky, Alaa, and Nasrollah M. Charkari. Static hand gesture recognition of Persian sign numbers using thinning method. Multimedia Technology (ICMT), 2011 International Conference on. IEEE, 2011.
  • Karami, Ali, Bahman Zanj, and Azadeh Kiani Sarkaleh. Persian sign language (PSL) recognition using wavelet transform and neural networks. Expert Systems with Applications 38.3 (2011): 2661-2667.

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