Bamako Sign Language

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Bamako Sign Language
Malian Sign Language
Native to Mali
Region Bamako
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bog
Glottolog bama1249[1]

Bamako Sign Language, also known as Malian Sign Language, or LaSiMa (Langue des Signes Malienne), is a sign language that developed outside of the Malian educational system, in the urban tea-circles of Bamako where deaf men gathered after work. It is used predominantly by men, and is threatened by the educational use of American Sign Language, which is the language of instruction for those deaf children who go to school.

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  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bamako Sign Language". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.