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GHANA: What sign languages are used in Ghana?

Updated: Oct 24




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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