manualist

[ man-yoo-uh-list ]
/ ˈmæn yu ə lɪst /

noun

an advocate of manualism.
a person who communicates through sign language.

adjective

of or relating to manualism.
Compare oralist.

Origin of manualist

1585–95, for an earlier sense; manual + -ist
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