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Name of the country/area Somalia
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Somali Sign Language

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Kenyan Sign Language

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Somali National Association of the Deaf (Facebook)  (WFD member)

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An EENET Meeting to Discuss Deaf Issues in the South

Somaliland : Hargeisa school of the deaf

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Deaf Children with Additional Disabilities in Developing Countries :Somaliland

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Woodford, Doreen E.. 2006 The beginning and growth of a new language - Somali Sign Language Paper presented to the International Conference on Languages and Education in Africa, Oslo University, 19-24 June 2006

Woodford, D. 2001. Report of a visit to the School for Deaf Children at Boroma. London: Lancaster Trust.


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Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Somalia

Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Somaliland


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