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Basic information of the country/area
Name of the country/area Jordan
Formal name of the country/area Hashemite Kindgom of Jordan
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Indigenous signs for "Jordan"

Illustrations in the literature

"Jordan" (In: Japanese Federation of the Deaf ed. Supervisor: Hedberg, Tomas. 2003. Country name-signs. Helsinki, Finland: World Federation of the Deaf. 86.)

Spoken languages


Sign languages

Jordanian Sign Language

Population of Deaf/deaf people

Legal status of sign languages

Organizations and associations of the Deaf/deaf

Institutes, associations and universities for sign language studies

Education for the Deaf

HLID - Holy Land Institute of the Deaf in Salt, Jordan

Deaf Children with Additional Disabilities in Developing Countries : Jordan

Deaf communities and cultures

Religious activities by the Deaf

Famous Deaf persons and hearing persons concerned with sign languages

Sign language dictionaries

Hamzeh, Manal. 1993. Vocabularies of sign language. Amman, Jordan.

Hamzeh, Manal and Najah Taffal. 1993. Lughat al-ishara al-Urduniyah al-Arabyyah. Amman, Jordan: Specialized Audiology Center.


Zeshan, Ulrike, Keiko Sagara and Anastasia Bradford. 2013. Multilingual and multimodal aspects of “cross-signing” – A study of emerging communication in the domain of numerals. Poster presentation at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR11)

Hendriks, Bernadet. 2008. Jordanian Sign Language: Aspects of grammar from a cross-linguistic perspective. LOT. Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Hendriks, Bernadet with Maha Farajin and Ahlam Khreysat. 2004. An Introduction to the Grammar of Jordanian Sign Language. Salt: Al-Balqa Applied University.

Holy Land Institute for the Deaf. 2004. 1964-2004: The Holy Land Institute for the Deaf- Salt, Jordan. [Brochure]. Salt, Jordan.

Peterson, Karen. 2001. Holy Land Institute for the Deaf: a pioneer in deaf education. In : Jordan Times Oct. 26-27.

Hussain M. A. 1999. Automatic recognition of sign language gestures. Master of Science thesis, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

Hadidi, M. S. 1991. Instructional competencies necessary for teachers of hearing impaired children in Jordan. In : Abhath Al-Yarmouk. 7: 57-77.(in Arabic)

Trier, M 1991. Deaf Education in Jordan. Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, United Nations Development Programme.

Rowe, Helen. 1983-84. Where the classroom echoes to the sound of gunfire. In : Talk. 110: 14-15.

Kabatilo, Ziad Salah. 1982. A pilot description of indigenous signs used by deaf persons in Jordan. Ph.D. dissertation. Michigan State University.

Jordan National Center for Hearing Studies. [no date] Jordanian Sign Language (Lughat al-Isharah al-Urduniah). Amman: Al Markiz al-Watani Lil-Sam'iyat.


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