Ethiopian Sign Language

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A language of Ethiopia

Population

1,000,000 (2005 Ethiopian National Association of the Deaf). An unknown number of Deaf in rural areas are isolated from other Deaf and use only home signs for basic communication with family.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

Finger-spelling system for Amharic [amh] syllabary (2013 H. Harm).

Language Development
Also used for university education at the B.A. level. Taught in primary and secondary schools. New media.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].