Ecuadorian Sign Language
Native toEcuador
Native speakers
50,000 (2021)[1]
Andean?
Language codes
ISO 639-3ecs
Glottologecua1243
ELPEcuadorian Sign Language

Ecuadorian Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Ecuador.

Classification

Clark notes that Peruvian, Bolivian, Ecuadorian and Colombian sign languages "have significant lexical similarities to each other" and "contain a certain degree of lexical influence from ASL" as well, at least going by the forms in national dictionaries.[2] Chilean and Argentinian share these traits, though to a lesser extent.

References

  1. ^ Ecuadorian Sign Language at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon
  2. ^ Clark Brenda dissertationUniversity of Hawaiʻi Archived 2021-10-08 at the Wayback Machine