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ALBANIA: What sign languages are used in Albania?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Albania?


How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Albania?

There are an estimated 92,400 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Albania.

This percentage is a rough estimation: 3.3% of the general population. Lack of research make estimating these numbers difficult. The World Health Organization estimates 5% of the world population has significant hearing loss. Keep in mind that developing nations typically have a much higher number of Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations.


What sign languages are used in Albania?

  • Gjuha e Shenjave Shqipe or Albanian Sign Language (AlbSL)

Written / spoken languages in Albania:

  • Albanian

  • Aromanian

  • Gorani

  • Serbian

  • Macedonian

  • Bosnian

  • Bulgarian

  • Roma


How do you say Albania in sign language?


Where can I learn Albanian Sign Language online?

This language is not yet available. If you would like to learn this language, please request it here:

InterSign University offers many international sign language courses. Check them out here:


What Deaf organizations are located in Albania?

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Albania

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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