Sign Languages by number of signers

Source: Wikipedia
By total number of signers
Abbreviations accepted only when Wikipedia uses them
Quiz by pampelius
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Last updated: December 6, 2014
First submittedNovember 2, 2014
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Number of signers
Answer
unknown
Chinese Sign Language
3M
Brazilian Sign Language (Libras)
2.7M
Indo-Pakistani Sign Language
500,000
American Sign Language
350,000
Hungarian Sign Language
340,000
Kenyan Sign Language
320,000
Japanese Sign Language
188,000
Ecuadorian Sign Language
185,000
Norwegian-Malagasy Sign Language
125,000
British Sign Language
121,000
Russian Sign Language
50,000-150,000
French Sign Language
100,000
Spanish Sign Language
Number of signers
Answer
87,000-100,000
Mexican Sign Language
50,000
German Sign Language
43,000
Greek Sign Language
40,000
Irish Sign Language
30,000
Yugoslav Sign Language
24,000
New Zealand Sign Language
24,000
Malaysian Sign Language
20,000
Hong Kong Sign Language
20,000
Dutch Sign Language
18,000
Catalan Sign Language
14,000
Auslan
>8,000
Swedish Sign Language
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Level 62
Sep 15, 2016
I think you mean <8000.
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Level 47
Sep 27, 2016
Actually no, "over 8000" is what my source says. I looked again now and the individual article (not the list I used) says 10,000 native and 30,000 in total, so the list seems to need some updating. I'll look into it and change what needs to be changed.
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Level 58
Apr 30, 2018
Ok, I was hoping for some fantastical story about why signers in Norway and Madagascar use the same language, but according to Wikipedia they just have some signs in common and are not actually the same. I'm not sure why the Wikipedia page puts them together...
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Level 81
Jul 29, 2018
Lemurs need to talk to their reindeer.
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Level 61
May 15, 2018
Good quiz!
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Level 32
Jul 28, 2018
Missing Quebec Sign Language
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Level 53
Jan 5, 2019
Weird and incomplete list and some very implausible numbers. Hungarian Sign Language has 9000 native speakers according to wikipedia.
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Level 66
Jun 12, 2019
Speakers??
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Level 56
Mar 9, 2020
Cool quiz though I got zero