List of African sign languages

This page details the geographic distribution of various sign languages throughout the African continent. An alphabetical list of languages may be found on the List of sign languages page.


Other


Wide spread languages

Francophone African Sign Language

ASL × oral French, West Africa

Deaf Education in the following countries uses ASL and written in French.

  • Senegal
  • Mauritania
  • Mali
  • Guinea
  • Ivory Coast
  • Burkina Faso
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Niger
  • Chad (from Nigeria)
  • Central African Republic
  • Gabon
  • Republic of Congo (Brazzaville; from Nigeria)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa; FSL is also used)
  • Burundi



Algeria

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Chad

Eritrea


Ethopia

Gambia

Ghana


Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Libya

Madagascar

Mali

Tebul Sign Language, (Tebul Ure SL) Mopti, Mali (village of Tebul Ure)

Maurtius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia


Nigeria

Senegal


Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

Sudan

Tanzania

Tunisia

  • Tunisian Sign Language, is a language isolate. It has loan words from French Sign Language and Italian Sign language.

[1]

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

References

  1. ^ http://deafunity.org/article-interview/deaf-in-tunisia/

See also

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