|Omani Sign Language
Perhaps an Arab sign language
Sign language is used by at least some of the deaf population of Oman. It is not clear if there is a single language across the country, or if it is distinct from the sign language of neighboring countries. Authorities providing training to the police for sign translators speak only of "Arabic Sign Language".
The Royal Oman Police has provided interpreters to all units.
|Main foreign language
|Varieties of Arabic
^a Sign-language names reflect the region of origin. Natural sign languages are not related to the spoken language used in the same region. For example, French Sign Language originated in France, but is not related to French. Conversely, ASL and BSL both originated in English-speaking countries but are not related to each other; ASL however is related to French Sign Language.
^b Denotes the number (if known) of languages within the family. No further information is given on these languages.^c Italics indicate extinct languages.