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Norwegian Sign Language


Norwegian Sign Language

Norwegian Sign Language
Norsk tegnspråk
Native to Norway, Madagascar
Native speakers
200,000  (2005–2007)[1]
(mostly in Madagascar; 15,000 in Norway in 2005)[2]
French Sign
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
nsl – Norwegian SL
mzc – Malagasy SL

Norwegian Sign Language, or NSL (television programs broadcast in NSL in Norway. The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation airs Nyheter på tegnspråk (News in Sign Language) daily and Tid for tegn (Time for Signs) weekly.

Norway is in the process of making NSL an official language.[3]

Norwegian Sign was introduced to Madagascar, and the dialects are still close.


  1. ^ Norwegian SL at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Malagasy SL at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^
  3. ^ Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs

External links

  • NTS Dictionary
  • - Malagasy Sign Language Dictionary

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