Hausa Sign Language

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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.

References[edit]

  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.