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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?

Egyptian Association of the Deaf

The Egyptian Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of Deaf and Hard Hearing

The Deaf Unit Cairo


Additional sign language resources for Egypt

We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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