Mardin Sign
Native toTurkey
Native speakers
40 (2012)[1]
family sign
language isolate
Language codes
ISO 639-3dsz
ELPMardin Sign Language

Mardin Sign Language is a family sign language of Turkey. It was originally spoken in the town of Mardin, dating back at least five generations in a single extended family. All speakers now live in Izmir or Istanbul, and the younger generation has shifted to Turkish Sign Language.


  1. ^ Mardin Sign at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon