Ethiopian sign languages
|est. 250,000 to 1 million deaf/signers (2005–2008)|
A number of Ethiopian sign languages have been used in various Ethiopian schools for the deaf since 1971, and at the primary level since 1956. Ethiopian Sign Language, presumably a national standard, is used in primary, secondary, and—at Addis Ababa University—tertiary education, and on national television. The Ethiopian Deaf Community uses the language as a marker of identity.
- Abadi Tsegay. 2011. Offline Candidate Hand Gesture Selection And Trajectory Determination For Continuous Ethiopian Sign Language. MA thesis, Addis Ababa University. Thesis download
- Dagnachew Feleke Wolde. 2011. Machine Translation System for Amharic Text to Ethiopian Sign Language. MA thesis, Addis Ababa University. Thesis download
- Duarte, Kyle. 2010. The Mechanics of Fingerspelling: Analyzing Ethiopian Sign Language. Sign Language Studies 11.1: 5-21.
- Morgan, Michael. "Complexities of Ethiopian Sign Language contact phenomena and implications for AAU." French Centre for Ethiopian Studies, National Centre for Scientific Research in France. Online: https://www. academia. edu/1230482/Complexities_of_Ethiopian_Sign_Language_ Contact_Phenomena_and_Implications_for_AAU (2009).
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