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GHANA: What sign languages are used in Ghana?

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Ghana?


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

There are an estimated 1,025,400 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Ghana.

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 Ghana?

Written / spoken languages in Ghana:

  • English

  • Fante

  • Akuapem Twi

  • Asante Twi

  • Ewe

  • Dagaare

  • Dagbani

  • Dangme

  • Ga

  • Gonja

  • Kasem

  • Nzema


How do you say Ghana in sign language?


Where can I learn Ghanaian Sign Language online?

InterSign University offers online Ghanaian Sign Language courses. Register here:


What Deaf village is located in Ghana?

Adamorobe Deaf Village, Ghana


What Deaf organizations are located in Ghana?

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Ghana

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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