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DJIBOUTI: What sign languages are used in Djibouti?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Djibouti?


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

There are an estimated 32,600 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Djibouti.

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 Djibouti?

  • Djibouti Sign Language (DSC)

  • Somali Sign Language (SSL)

Written / spoken languages in Djibouti:

  • Afar

  • Arabic

  • Somali

  • French


How do you say Djibouti in sign language?


Where can I learn Djiboutian 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 Djibouti?


Additional sign language resources for Djibouti

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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