Tebul Sign Language

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A language of Mali

Population

L1 users: 500 (2007 SIL).

Location

Mopti region: Koro circle, Diankabou township, Uluban village area.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Family and community members in Koro and Douentza circles use signing to communicate with the deaf.

Other Comments

There are also several communities in neighboring Douentza circle with a relatively high incidence of deafness (estimated 700–1,300 out of 248,000) and use of sign language (Nyst et al 2012); relationship of the signing in Douentza to that in Tebul has not been determined.

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