Emirati Sign Language

Emirati Sign Language
Native to UAE
Native speakers
(unknown number of a community of 600 or more) (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

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.[1]


  1. 1 2 Melanie Swan, "Voice for those who can't be heard", The National, 2011 July 24
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