Sign Languages of Canada



Sign Languages of Canada displays an important part of Canada’s language mosaic. In 2016, more than 48 000 Canadians knew a sign language. Sign languages have their own dialects, just like spoken languages. For example, the Maritime Sign Language dialect is used throughout Canada’s eastern coast. In Canada, the most popular sign language is American Sign Language with more than 20,000 users. Canadians also use Quebec Sign Language, Plains Indian Sign Language, Inuit Sign Language and Oneida Sign Language.

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