Mardin Sign Language

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Mardin Sign
Native to Turkey
Region Mardin
Native speakers
(few)  (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog mard1245[1]

Mardin Sign Language is a village sign language of Turkey. It was originally spoken in the town of Mardin, dating back at least five generations in a single extended family. All speakers now live in Izmir or Istanbul, and the younger generation has shifted to Turkish Sign Language.


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