Sivia Sign Language

Sivia Sign Language
Native toPeru
Native speakers
12 native speakers (2015–2016)[1]
15–18 proficient, plus additional learners
Language codes
ISO 639-3lsv

Sivia Sign Language is the deaf sign language of the Quechua town of Sivia in Peru. It is not related to Peruvian Sign Language.[3]

The first generation consists of a deaf woman born in 1972, her deaf younger sister born in 1984, and a deaf friend of intermediate age. The second generation started in 1996 with the older woman's first child, who was deaf, and the rest of her and the other two women's children, all native signers, along with some additional cousins and friends.[1]


  1. ^ a b Brenda Clark, A Grammatical Sketch of Sivia Sign Language
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sivia Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ [1]

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