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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: https://www.intersignuniversity.com/sign-languages





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

https://intersign-university.thinkific.com/collections?category=courses



 


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

complexoensinoespecial@hotmail.com

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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