Eritrean Sign Language

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Eritrean Sign Language
Created by Eritrean National Association of the Deaf
Date 2005
To purge the existing sign language of its foreign roots
Sources A priori language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Eritrean Sign Language is an artificial sign language lexicon of Eritrea. It is designed to replace the existing sign lexicon, which developed since sign language was introduced in 1955 and was based on Swedish and Finnish Sign Language, with ASL-based Sudanese influences.[1]


  1. ^ "Construction in Eritrean Sign Language" (PDF). California State University. Retrieved December 2006.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)