Uruguayan Sign Language

Uruguayan Sign Language
Native to Uruguay
Native speakers
7,000 (2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ugy
Glottolog urug1238[2]

Uruguayan Sign Language, or Lengua de señas uruguaya (LSU), is the deaf sign language of Uruguay, used since 1910. It is not intelligible with neighboring languages, though it may have historical connections with Paraguayan Sign Language.


  1. Uruguayan Sign Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Uruguayan Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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