Ghanaian Sign Language


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Basic information of the sign language
Language name Ghanaian Sign Language
Region Ghana


Language name

Ghanaian Sign Language



Population of signers

Language family


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Related sign languages

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Okyere, Alexander Daniel and Francis K. Boison et al eds. Ghanaian Sign Language". Ghana National Association of the Deaf. Accra-North, Ghana.


Annelies Kusters. 2011. Ghanaian signs are soft and Adamorobe signs are hard. :Language use and language attitudes in Adamorobe. Applied Sign Linguistics Symposium, Bristol, 2ndJuly 2011.

Kamei, Nobutaka. 2006. History of Deaf people and sign languages in Africa: Fieldwork in the "kingdom" derived from Andrew J. Foster. Tokyo: Akashi Shoten. [2007 JASID Award for Excellent Work by Young Researchers, Japan Society for International Development, November 2007]

Nakayama, Sinichiro. 2004. Make a Comparison of Word Order betweem Sign Language and Language for writing : From study about sign language used in Asia and Africa. In:Sign Language Communication Studies(Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies, Japanese Federation of the Deaf) 52(2004.06):22-26.[Including information of [ Ghana, Zambia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Thailand ].

Seth, Ocloo. 1996. Sign language and the Deaf in Ghana. In : Akach, Philemon and Trier, Marianne eds. Seminars on Deaf Education (2-7 September 1996) and Sign Language (9-12 September 1996): Ghana - (mission) UNESCO document. 1997.

Amedofu, Geoffrey Kwabla. 1993. News from Ghana. In : Signpostspring 1993. 19-21.

Frishberg, Nancy. 1987. Sign languages : Ghanian. In : Van Cleve, John V. (editor in chief), Gallaudet College eds. Gallaudet encyclopedia of deaf people and deafness. New York: McGraw-Hill. vol.3. 78-79.

Fishberg, Nancy. 1987. Ghanaian Sign Language. In: Van Cleve, John V. ed. Gallaudet encyclopedia of deaf people and deafness. New York: McGraw Hill. 778-779.


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North Africa Algerian Sign Language | Egyptian Sign Language | Libyan Sign Language | Moroccan Sign Language | Tunisian Sign Language
West Africa Adamorobe Sign Language | Bamako Sign Language | Bura Sign Language | Francophone African Sign Language | Ghanaian Sign Language | Guinean Sign Language | Hausa Sign Language | Mali Sign Language | Mbour Sign Language | Nigerian Sign Language | Sierra Leone Sign Language | Tebul Sign Language
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East Africa Eritrean Sign Language | Ethiopian Sign Language | Kenyan Sign Language | Somali Sign Language | Tanzanian Sign Language | Ugandan Sign Language
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