Filipino (English: / ˌ f ɪ l ɪ ˈ p iː n oʊ / (); Wikang Filipino, [wɪˈkɐŋ ˌfiːliˈpiːno]) is an Austronesian language.It is the national language (Wikang pambansa / Pambansang wika) of the Philippines, and one of the two official languages of the country, with English.
In 2011, the first sign language law was established on "language" as an act for persons with disabilities on July 29, [clarification needed] and it was announced on August 5. After this, sign language was acknowledged as a form of language by law in Japan. In 2013, the first sign language law was established in Tottori Prefecture. The law ...
French Sign Language is frequently, though mistakenly, attributed to the work of Charles Michel de l'Épée (l'abbé de l'Épée). In fact, he is said to have discovered the already existing language by total accident; having ducked into a nearby house to escape the rain, he fell upon a pair of deaf twin sisters and was struck by the richness ...
Cebuano (/ s ɛ ˈ b w ɑː n oʊ / seb-WAH-noh), natively called by its generic term Bisaya or Binisaya (both translated into English as Visayan, though this should not be confused with other Bisayan languages) and sometimes referred to in English sources as Cebuan (/ s ɛ ˈ b uː ən / seb-OO-ən), is an Austronesian language spoken in the southern Philippines.
Spanish was the official language of the Philippines from the beginning of Spanish rule in the late 16th century, until sometime during the Philippine–American War (1899-1902) and remained co-official, along with English, until 1973.
Tagalog (/ t ə ˈ ɡ ɑː l ɒ ɡ /, tə-GAH-log; [tɐˈɡaːloɡ]; Baybayin: ᜆᜄᜎᜓᜄ᜔) is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by the ethnic Tagalog people, who make up a quarter of the population of the Philippines, and as a second language by the majority.
Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL) was a village sign-language that was once widely used on the island of Martha's Vineyard from the early 18th century to 1952. It was used by both Deaf and hearing people in the community; consequently, deafness did not become a barrier to participation in public life.