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EGYPT: What sign languages are used in Egypt?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Egypt?


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

There are an estimated 3,377,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Egypt.

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 Egypt?

  • Egyptian Sign Language

  • Arabic Sign Language (defunct)

Written / spoken languages in Egypt:

  • Egyptian Arabic

  • Sa'idi Arabic

  • Bedouin Arabic

  • Sudanese Arabic

  • Domari

  • Nobiin

  • Eastern Libyan Arabic

  • Beja

  • Siwi Coptic


How do you say Egypt in sign language?


Where can I learn Egyptian 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 Egypt?


Additional sign language resources for Egypt

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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