- Irish Sign Language
name=Irish Sign Language
Teanga Chomharthaíochta na hÉireann
Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland
signers=40,000 daily [ [http://www.deaf.ie/ISLAcademy/ISLAcademy%20ISL.htm What is Irish Sign Language?] ]
French Sign Language
Irish Sign Language (ISL, _ga. Teanga Chomharthaíochta na hÉireann) is the
sign languageof Ireland, used primarily in the Republic of Ireland. It is also used in Northern Ireland, though British Sign Language(BSL) is used more often. Irish Sign Language is more closely related to French Sign Languagethan to British Sign Language, which was first used in Dublin. It has influenced sign languages in Australiaand South Africa, and has little relation to either spoken Irish or English.
Irish Deaf Societysays that ISL "arose from within deaf communities", "was developed by deaf people themselves" and "has been in existence for hundreds of years", but according to Ethnologuethe language originated in the period of 1846- 1849. The ISO 639-3code for Irish Sign Language is 'isg'; 'isl' is the code for Icelandic.
Irish manual alphabet
*Australian Sign Language
Northern Ireland Sign Language
South African Sign Language
* [http://www.irishdeafsociety.ie Irish Deaf Society] .
* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=isg Ethnologue - Irish Sign Language]
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