Bamako Sign Language

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Bamako Sign Language
Malian Sign Language
Native toMali
RegionBamako
Language codes
ISO 639-3bog
Glottologbama1249[1]

Bamako Sign Language, also known as Malian Sign Language, or LaSiMa (Langue des Signes Malienne), is a sign language that developed outside 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. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bamako Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.