Emirati Sign Language
|Emirati Sign Language|
|(unknown number of a community of 600 or more) (2011)|
Perhaps an Arab sign language
Emirati Sign Language is a deaf sign language of the United Arab Emirates. It's unclear if there is a single language across the UAE, or multiple languages, and whether these are local developments or were introduced from abroad. It's possible one (or perhaps more, if there is more than one language) may be members of the Arab Sign Language family. A dictionary is being planned.
- Melanie Swan, "Voice for those who can't be heard", The National, 2011 July 24
^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. ^b Denotes the number (if known) of languages within the family. No further information is given on these languages.