Chadian Sign Language

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A language of Chad

Population

2,800 (2008 WFD). 2,800 deaf signers out of 7,000 total deaf (2008 WFD).

Location

Scattered. N’Djamena, Sarh, and Moundou.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Nigerian Sign Language. Influences from American Sign Language [ase]. Some signs are traditional.

Language Use

11 deaf schools (2008 WFD).

Other Comments

Few interpreters (2008 WFD). Muslim, Christian.