Language of the Day for 07 January 2022

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Ghanaian Sign Language [gse]

A language of
Ghana
Population Full
152,000 (2021 DBS/DOOR/SIL). Estimated 91,000–182,000 deaf signers, assuming 0.3%–0.6% of total population. Estimated 111,000 deaf people served by Ghana National Association of the Deaf (2019 GNAD).
Status
5 (Developing).
Language Use
9 deaf schools. Primary schools for deaf children since 1957. Sign language interpreters required in court. Used by all. Used as L2 by Adamorobe Sign Language [ads].
Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 2011–2014. Agency: Ghana National Association of the Deaf.