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:
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: https://www.intersignuniversity.com/sign-languages
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
Additional sign language resources for Angola
We will update this section as more information becomes available.