The Catalan manual alphabet is used in Catalan Sign Language but was not officially recognized as one of Catalonia's official languages until 3 June 2010 when Law 17/2010 of the Catalan sign language (LSC) was approved by the government.[1] The Catalan manual alphabet is single-handed[2] and is extremely similar to the Spanish manual alphabet.[3] As a result, people who use Spanish Sign Language can understand approximately up to 80% of the Catalan sign language.[4]

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image icon Catalan manual alphabet


  1. ^ "Llei de la llengua de signes catalana" (PDF). (in Catalan). Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Alfabet dactilològic | Portal de la Llengua de Signes Catalana – Institut d'Estudis Catalans". (in Catalan). Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "¿Qué es la Lengua de Signos Española?". FESOPRAS (in Spanish). Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Catalan Sign Language". Ethnologue. Retrieved September 11, 2017.