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Georgian Sign Language

Georgian Sign Language
Native toGeorgia
Russian Sign Language?[1]
  • Georgian Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Georgian Sign Language (Georgian: ქართული ჟესტური ენა) is the national sign language of the deaf in the country of Georgia.[2][3]

Fingerspelling originally used an alphabet based on the Russian manual alphabet. However, in 2012 a new Mkhedruli-based manual alphabet was developed with the support of the Union of the Deaf of Georgia.[4]


  1. ^ a b Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Georgian Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Final workshop in Georgian Sign Language, 2011, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia
  3. ^ N. Kitesashvili, n.d., Basic Lexicon of Georgian Sign Language
  4. ^ Tamar Makharoblidze, 2013, The Georgian Dactyl Alphabet Disability Studies Quarterly, 33:3