Ugandan Sign LanguagePrint
Widespread, mainly in towns.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (1995, Constitution, Article XXIV(d)).
Primary schools for deaf children since 1962. Several sign languages merged in 1988. Allowed in school since 1988. Classroom sign language and that used by adults outside is the same. Some interpreters are provided for deaf people in court. Little research. Few sign language classes for hearing people. Recognized as a minority language in 1995. Interpretation provided in parliament. Promoted by the Uganda National Association of the Deaf. Positive attitudes. Influences from Kenyan Sign Language [xki] and ASL [ase]. Knowledge of English [eng] not widespread.
Manual alphabet for spelling exists.