Algerian Sign Language

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Algerian Sign Language
Native to Algeria, Oujda
Native speakers
(no estimate available)[1]
French Sign
  • Algerian Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 asp
Glottolog alge1235[2]

Algerian Sign Language (French: Langue des signes algérienne (LSA), Tamazight: Tamslayt Tadugamt n Lezzayer, Arabic: لغة الإشارة الجزائر ) 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The estimate of 220,000 from Ethnologue's reference, IMB, is the number of deaf people.
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Algerian Sign Language". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Algerian Sign Language at Ethnologue