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Austrian Sign Language
Österreichische Gebärdensprache (ÖGS)
Native to Austria
Native speakers 10,000  (2006)
Language family
French Sign
  • Austo-Hungarian Sign
    • Austrian Sign Language

Austrian Sign Language (German: Österreichischer Gebärdensprache or ÖGS) is the sign language used by the Austrian deaf community. There are about 10,000 people who use it and it was legally recognized by the Austrian Parliament on September 1, 2005. Learning ÖGS is based on the german spoken language in Austria and shares a similar grammatical structure to German Sign Language.

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