Hausa Sign Language

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Hausa Sign Language
Kano Sign Language
Native to Nigeria
Region Kano
Native speakers
(no data)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hsl
Glottolog haus1246[2]

Hausa Sign Language (Maganar Hannu) is the indigenous sign language of the Deaf community in Hausa-speaking city of Kano in northern Nigeria.


  1. ^ Hausa Sign Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Hausa Sign Language". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Kamei, Nobutaka (2004). The Sign Languages of Africa, "Journal of African Studies" (Japan Association for African Studies) Vol. 64, March, 2004.
  • Schmaling, Constanze (2000). Maganar Hannu: Language of the hands. A descriptive analysis of Hausa Sign Language. Hamburg: Signum.
  • Schmaling, Constanze. 2001. ASL in Northern Nigeria: Will Hausa sign language survive. Signed languages: Discoveries from international research, ed. by Valerie Dively, 2001, 180-93. Gallaudet University Press