Sudanese sign
Native toSudan, South Sudan
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Sudan and South Sudan have multiple regional sign languages, which are not mutually intelligible. A survey of just three states found 150 sign languages, though this number included instances of home sign. Government figures estimate there are at least about 48,900 deaf people in Sudan.[1] By 2009, the Sudanese National Union of the Deaf had worked out a Unified Sudanese Sign Language, but it had not yet been widely disseminated.


  1. ^ Karen Andrae (2009). Language for inclusion (Sign language in Sudan). Film by Karen Andrae/ADD International. Sudan: YouTube. Retrieved 21 December 2021.