Tebul Sign Language


A language of Mali


500 (2007 SIL).


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

Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Language Use

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


Unwritten documents [Zxxx].

Other Comments

There are also several communities in neighboring Douentza Cercle 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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