Portuguese Sign Language

Portuguese Sign Language
LGP, Língua gestual portuguesa
Native to Portugal
Native speakers
60,000 (2014)[1]
Swedish Sign
  • Portuguese Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 psr
Glottolog port1277[2]

Portuguese Sign language (Portuguese: Língua gestual portuguesa) is a sign language used mainly by Deaf people in Portugal.

It is recognized in the present Constitution of Portugal.[3] It was significantly influenced by Swedish Sign Language, through a Swedish school for the Deaf that was established in Lisbon.[4]

See also


  1. Portuguese Sign Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Portuguese Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Constitution of Portugal, Article 71 and 74
  4. Lucas, Ceil (2001). The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 29. ISBN 9780521794749. Retrieved 26 November 2017.

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