Laotian sign languages
Native toLaos
Native speakers
36,000 (2021)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lso
Glottolog(insufficiently attested or not a distinct language)
ELPOriginal Laos Sign Language

There are an unknown number of indigenous deaf sign languages in Laos, which may have historical connections with the languages indigenous to Vietnam and Thailand, though it is not known if they are related to each other. There is no single "Laotian Sign Language". Sign languages in use in Laos include French Sign Language, American Sign Language, Thai Sign Language, Lao Sign Language (derived from FSL), and Home sign.

See also


  1. ^ Laotian sign languages at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon

Further reading