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Basic information of the country/area
Name of the country/area Libya
Formal name of the country/area Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
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Indigenous signs for "Libya"

Illustrations in the literature

"Libya" (In: Japanese Federation of the Deaf ed. Supervisor: Hedberg, Tomas. 2003. Country name-signs. Helsinki, Finland: World Federation of the Deaf. 89.)

Spoken languages


Sign languages

Libyan Sign Language

Population of Deaf/deaf people

Legal status of sign languages

Organizations and associations of the Deaf/deaf

  • Libyan General Federation of Deaf Societies (WFD member)
  • The General Federation of the Deaf Societies in the GASPLAJ (WFD member, data in 2002, cited from "Signs of country names" (Japanese edition, Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies ed. 2002. Tokyo: Japanese Federation of the Deaf))

Institutes, associations and universities for sign language studies

Education for the deaf

Deaf communities and cultures

Religious activities by the Deaf

Famous Deaf persons and hearing persons concerned with sign languages

Sign language dictionaries

Suwed, Abdalla. 1984. Lughit alishara alcarabiyya, lughit alsum. Tripoli, Libya: Almunsha Alcama Sinnashir.



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Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Libya


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