Did you know that Flemish Sign Language is an official language in Belgium? It is a young language, but with a very long history.
The Flemish deaf community consists of about 6,000 people who use Flemish Sign Language every day. Their relatives, friends and colleagues also know sign language to some degree. People who don’t know anyone who is deaf are also often highly interested in Sign Language. Flemish Sign Language is a real language. It has its own vocabulary, grammar and language structure.