Saudi Sign Language

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Saudi Sign Language
لغة الإشارة السعودية
Native to Saudi Arabia
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sdl
Glottolog saud1238[1]

Saudi Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Saudi Arabia.


Wittmann (1991)[2] posits that SSL is a language isolate (a 'prototype' sign language), though one developed through stimulus diffusion from an existing sign language.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Saudi Arabian Sign Language". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Wittmann, Henri (1991). "Classification linguistique des langues signées non vocalement." Revue québécoise de linguistique théorique et appliquée 10:1.215–88.[1]