Eritrean Sign Language

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Eritrean Sign Language
Created byEritrean National Association of the Deaf
To purge the existing sign language of its foreign roots
SourcesA priori language
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Eritrean Sign Language is an artificial sign language lexicon of Eritrea. It is designed to replace the existing sign lexicon, which developed since sign language was introduced in 1955 and was based on Swedish and Finnish Sign Language, with ASL-based Sudanese influences.[1]


  1. ^ "Construction in Eritrean Sign Language" (PDF). California State University. Retrieved 1 May 2013.