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Hausa Sign Language
Kano Sign Language
Native to "Nigeria
Region "Kano
Language codes
"ISO 639-3 hsl
"Glottolog haus1246[1]

Hausa Sign Language (Maganar Hannu) is the indigenous "sign language of the "Deaf community in "Hausa-speaking city of "Kano in northern Nigeria. Estimates as to the number of signers using this language "vary greatly, from 70,000 to five million".[2]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Hausa Sign Language". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Schmaling, Constanze. 2015. Sign Languages of the World: A Comparative Handbook, Julie Bakken Jepsen, Goedele De Clerck, Sam Lutalo-Kiingi, William B. McGregor, (eds.), 362-390. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

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