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ANGOLA: What sign languages are used in Angola?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Angola?


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

There are an estimated 1,084,500 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Angola.

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 Angola?

  • Namibian Sign Language

Written / spoken languages in Angola:

  • Angolan Portuguese

  • Portuguese

  • Chokwe

  • Kikongo

  • Kimbundu

  • Oshiwambo

  • Ngangela

  • Umbundu


How do you say Angola in sign language?


Where can I learn Angolan 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 Angola?

Associação Nacionale de Surdos de Angola

Description: ANSA is organized and run by Deaf adults. AVSA is lead by hearing persons who can sign.

Da Associação de surdo de Luanda

Description: The Association of the Deaf of Luanda

ACAIDA em Benguela

Description: Association of the Deaf in Benguela

Vaal de Surdos de Angola- AVSA

Description: Organization of the Deaf run by Deaf adults in Luanda

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Angola

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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