Libyan Sign Language

Libyan Sign Language
Native to Libya
Arab Sign Language family?
  • Libyan Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lbs
Glottolog liby1235[1]

Libyan Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Libya. It appears to belong to the Arab sign language family (Hendriks 2008).


  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Libyan Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Hendriks, Bernadet, 2008. Jordanian Sign Language: aspects of grammar from a cross-linguistic perspective (dissertation)
  • Suwed, Abdalla A. 1984. Lughat Al-Ishara Al-`Arabiyah: Laughat As-Sum. Tripoli, Libya: Al-Mansha'ah Al Aamah Lin-Nasher wal I'lam.
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