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ERITREA: What sign languages are used in Eritrea?




This article can help you answer the following questions:



 

Where is Eritrea?




 


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


There are an estimated 117,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Eritrea.




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 Eritrea?


  • Eritrean Sign Language (EriSL)




Written / spoken languages in Eritrea:

  • Tigrinya

  • Tigre

  • Kunama

  • Bilen

  • Nara

  • Saho

  • Afar

  • Beja

  • Arabic

  • English

  • Italian


 

How do you say Eritrea in sign language?





 

Where can I learn Eritrean 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 Eritrea?




Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for Eritrea






We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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