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Hausa Sign Language

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Hausa Sign Language

Hausa Sign Language
Kano Sign Language
Native to Nigeria
Region Kano
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hsl
Glottolog haus1246[1]

Hausa Sign Language (Maganar Hannu) is the indigenous sign language of the Deaf community in Hausa-speaking city of Kano in northern Nigeria, Africa. Like other sign languages, Hausa Sign Language uses specific gesture to describe different vocabulary in their language. Hausa Sign Language has their own unique culture that has outside influences from Nigeria.

References

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Hausa Sign Language". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Schmaling, Constanze (2000). Maganar Hannu: Language of the hands. A descriptive analysis of Hausa Sign Language. Hamburg: Signum.
  • Kamei, Nobutaka (2004). The Sign Languages of Africa, "Journal of African Studies" (Japan Association for African Studies) Vol. 64, March, 2004.


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