Spanish Sign Language (ssp)

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Also Known As: Mímica,Spanish Sign language


Spanish Sign language (Lengua de signos o señas española) is a language used mainly by Deaf people in Spain and the people who live with them. There are small differences throughout Spain with no difficulties in intercommunication, except in Catalonia (Catalan Sign language) and in Valencia (Valencian Sign language). Some linguists consider both these and Spanish Sign language three variants of a polymorphic signed language. Its origin is unknown, but it is reported that there are influences from American, French, and Mexican sign languages. Besides this language has influenced other sign languages like Venezuelan Sign language.

Some signed interpretation is used in court or public events. There are several centres with courses of this language, specially for parents of deaf children and a committee on national sign language. This language has been used in various TVE programs like En otras palabras (In Other Words) and this language has appeared in films like Tacones lejanos, where Miriam Díaz-Aroca plays the role of a conductor of a television news bulletin for Deaf people...... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Spanish Sign Language Speakers


Main Country: Spain
Spoken In:

Regions: Europe

ISO 639-3 Code: ssp

Classification Taxonomy

All Languages

  Deaf sign language Group

    Spanish Sign Language