Libyan Sign Language

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Libyan Sign Language
Native to Libya
Native speakers
(no data)[1]
Arab Sign Language family?
  • Libyan Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lbs
Glottolog liby1235[2]

Libyan Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Libya. It appears to belong to the Arab sign language family (Hendriks 2008).


  1. ^ The estimate of 38,000 from Ethnologue's reference, IMB, is the number of deaf people.
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Libyan Sign Language". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Hendriks, Bernadet, 2008. Jordanian Sign Language: aspects of grammar from a cross-linguistic perspective (dissertation)[1]
  • Suwed, Abdalla A. 1984. Lughat Al-Ishara Al-`Arabiyah: Laughat As-Sum. Tripoli, Libya: Al-Mansha'ah Al Aamah Lin-Nasher wal I'lam.