Algerian Sign Language

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Algerian Sign Language
Native toAlgeria, Oujda
French Sign
  • Algerian Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3asp

Algerian Sign Language (French: Langue des signes algérienne (LSA), Tamazight: Tutlayt Tagugamt n Lezzayer, Arabic: لغة الإشارة الجزائرية ) is the sign language most commonly used in Algeria. It was officially recognized by the Algerian law on the protection and promotion of persons with a disability enacted on May 8, 2002.

It has influenced the deaf community in Oujda in northern Morocco.[2]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Algerian Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Algerian Sign Language at Ethnologue