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Levantine Sign Language
Syro-Palestinian Sign Language
لغة الإشارة العربية الشرقية
RegionLevant/Bilad al-Sham
Native speakers
30,000 (2021)[1]
Arab sign-language family
  • Iraqi–Levantine?
    • Levantine Sign Language
Dialects
  • Jordanian Sign Language
  • Palestinian Sign Language
  • Syrian Sign Language
  • Lebanese Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3jos (Jordanian Sign Language)
Glottologjord1238  Levantine Arabic SL

Levantine Arabic Sign Language is the sign language used by Deaf and hearing-impaired people of the area known as Bilad al-Sham or the Levant, comprising Jordan, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon. Although there are significant differences in vocabulary between the four states, this is not much greater than regional differences within the states. Grammar is quite uniform and mutual intelligibility is high, indicating that they are dialects of a single language.[2]

The language typically goes by the name of the country, as so:

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