Zimbabwe Sign LanguagePrint
Masvingo School Sign, Zimbabwe Community Sign, Zimbabwe School Sign. Masvingo sign language is different from that used in other schools. School languages differ from those used by adults outside. Inherent intelligibility unclear. Some educators desire standardization. Possible relationships to sign languages from Germany, Ireland, Australia, England, South Africa.
Deaf people go to different schools, each with a different sign language. Primary schools for deaf children since 1940s. More spaces being opened for deaf students in special classes in local schools. Little research on the sign language has been carried out.
Manual alphabet used for spelling English [eng], which is possibly related to that in South Africa. The deaf community is strong in terms of individual identity. The deaf focus their lives around deaf social networks and activities.