Qahveh Khaneh Sign Language
Native toIran
RegionTehran
Native speakers
(moribund)
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
Glottologqahv1234

Qahveh Khaneh Sign Language, literally Coffee House Sign Language, is a deaf sign language of a few elderly members of the deaf community in Tehran. It has been in use since 1900 or earlier. It is unknown if it is related to Iranian Sign Language; it is possible that it descends from an ancestral form of Iranian Sign Language, dating to before that language was standardized.[1]

References

  1. ^ Erik Anonby, Mortaza Taheri-Ardali & Amos Hayes (2019) The Atlas of the Languages of Iran (ALI). Iranian Studies 52. A Working Classification