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ESWATINI: What sign languages are used in Eswatini [Swaziland]?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Eswatini [Swaziland]?


How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Eswatini [Swaziland]?

There are an estimated 38,280 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Eswatini [Swaziland].

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 Eswatini [Swaziland]?

  • Swazi Sign Language

Written / spoken languages in Eswatini:

  • Swazi

  • English

  • Afrikaans

  • Tsonga

  • Zulu

  • Maore

  • Nyanja

  • Sotho

  • French


How do you say Eswatini [Swaziland] in sign language?


Where can I learn Swazi 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 Eswatini [Swaziland]?

The Swaziland National Association of the Deaf (SNAD)

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Eswatini [Swaziland]

Deafness in Swaziland by Denise Lynn Buchner

Deaf in Swaziland
Download PDF • 13.90MB

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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