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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: 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 Eswatini [Swaziland]?


The Swaziland National Association of the Deaf (SNAD)


Eswatini Sign Language College



Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for Eswatini [Swaziland]


Deafness in Swaziland by Denise Lynn Buchner


Deaf in Swaziland
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We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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