Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Costa Rica (Costa Rica)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

Costa Rica flag David Bar-TzurCosta Rica flag

map of Costa Rica

Flag: World flag database.
Map: - "search" for country, then "Digital Map Graphics"). OR
Map: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

For a quick, interesting resource for facts about this and other countries,
try Mystic Planet - The New Age directory of Planet Earth.

Note: A flag next to a link shows what language the website is in. If it is followed by this icon: (video camera: This links to a video), it is a video in that spoken language. A flag followed by Sign Language iconmeans it is in the sign language of that country. globe (international icon)Sign Language iconmeans there is International Gesture.

Deaf culture Lengua de Señas Costarricense (Costa Rican Sign Language) Lengua de Señas Costarricense (Costa Rican Sign Language) dictionaries Organizations Religion & Deafness

Deaf culture

Friendships in Costa Rica - There are 3.4 million people living in Costa Rica and I was amazed to learn that there are only 8 Lengua de Señas Costarricense (LESCO) interpreters in a country that includes 44,000 Deaf people. LESCO is the sign language of Costa Rica.

YouTube - viryacat's Videos.

Lengua de señas constarricense (Costa Rican Sign Language)

Costa Rican Sign Language: A language of Costa Rica.

International bibliography of sign language - Costa Rican Sign Language.

Lengua de Señas Costarricense (Costa Rican Sign Language) dictionaries

Fingeralphabet Costa Rica (Costa Rican fingerspelling).


World Federation of the Deaf membership information: Asociación Nacional de Sordos de Costa Rica. Contact info only.

Religion & Deafness

The Jesus film. Available in Costa Rican Sign Language.