List of African sign languages

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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[edit]


Wide spread languages[edit]

Francophone African Sign Language[edit]

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[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Chad[edit]

Eritrea[edit]


Ethopia[edit]

Gambia[edit]

Ghana[edit]


Guinea[edit]

Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Libya[edit]

Madagascar[edit]

Mali[edit]

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

Maurtius[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

Namibia[edit]


Nigeria[edit]

Senegal[edit]


Sierra Leone[edit]

Somalia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Sudan[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

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

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Uganda[edit]

Zambia[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

References[edit]

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

See also[edit]