Definition: a small, very intelligent African ape with black or brown fur.

Related signs: MONKEY, GORILLA, APE.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Nim Chimpsky (named after the linguist Noam Chomsky) at Columbia University was taught sign language in the early 1970s. Laure Petitto (then post-secondary student) was one of chimp's teachers. Chimpsky learned some sign language in a pioneering experiment.

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