Sign language translator used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide is now being taught in the country, prompting questions about its future.
A report published in the journal Journal of Experimental Linguistics (JEL) found the technology was being used in a growing number of countries around the world, including India.
“It was really cool to see that it was used in India, but we were also surprised at how much of a buzzword the word sign language was,” said Dr Sarah Sattar, who led the study with Dr Arun Mutha and Dr Manish Bhargava.
“We found that people use sign language for communication, and people in India are increasingly using it for business, commerce and social interaction.”
Sign language was first introduced to India in the 1920s, and it is still used to communicate with the outside world.
It was introduced to the UK as part of the Industrial Revolution, and the technology has been widely used since then.
The UK has about 4.5 million sign language speakers, while the US has over 10 million, according to the BBC.
Sign language is often used as a medium for communication between people and groups.
It has been used in many languages including Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.
Dr Sattars group studied sign language translations for 3,917 Indian Sign Languages (ISLs), which are spoken by about 30 million people in the world.
They found the average person spoke a language of 1.3 words per minute, and that about 30 per cent of the time, they spoke more than 10 words per second.
Sign languages are usually used as part to convey information and information is often conveyed through signs.
Dr Bhargavs group found that signs are also used to address other people and communicate with family and friends.
“I was surprised by how many people were using sign language to communicate,” he said.
“They could talk to each other and they could make plans together.
We also found that it is often spoken to the point of fatigue, which is why we wanted to find out how this technology was used.”
The report found that sign language is being used to build community in India.
Dr Muthadas group also found signs were being used by people who have little understanding of the language.
“Sign language can be a way for people to interact, communicate and build their relationships, but it is also a way to express emotion,” he added.
“Many people in this country use signs as a way of communicating with each other, and for that reason it can be very helpful.”
The researchers also found sign language can also be used for political communication, as people use signs to share news and information.
Dr Maha’s group found people who use sign languages to communicate often share their experiences of the environment, and this was shown in the survey.
The report said people often used signs to explain why they did not feel well, and also to provide feedback.
“If someone uses signs to communicate to their health care provider, their doctor, and their family members, it is clear they want to help their health,” said Sattam.
“These signs may also help people understand their role in the environment and the impact that their actions have on the environment.”
Sign languages were also being used for other purposes.
Dr Zhaojin Jiang of the University of Toronto in Canada said sign language has many uses.
“You could use it to communicate about health, safety, or security, or to communicate information,” he told BBC News.
“People are using signs for everything from sports to religion, and they have a wide range of uses.”
Dr Jiang added that the technology could also be useful in disaster relief.
“As we understand more about the world around us, we might want to use it for information and communication in situations that require it.”