Nigerian Sign Language

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
NSL
Location

Scattered.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Related to American Sign Language [ase] and Ghanaian Sign Language [gse]. Influence from spoken English [eng]. Nigerian Sign Language now differs from ASL with new and local signs.

Language Use

Deaf schools.

Language Development
Bible portions: 2014.
Other Comments

Originated in 1960, developing out of Deaf schools established by Deaf American educator Andrew Foster.