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Saudi Sign Language
لغة الإشارة السعودية
Native to "Saudi Arabia
Native speakers
720,000 (2010)[1]
Language codes
"ISO 639-3 sdl
"Glottolog saud1238[2]

Saudi Sign Language is the "deaf sign language of "Saudi Arabia.


Wittmann (1991)[3] posits that SSL is a language isolate (a 'prototype' sign language), though one developed through "stimulus diffusion from an existing sign language.


  1. ^ https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Saudi_TV_sign_language_keeps_deaf_audience_in_news_loop-ZAWYA20170509033457/
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Saudi Arabian Sign Language". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "Wittmann, Henri (1991). "Classification linguistique des langues signées non vocalement." Revue québécoise de linguistique théorique et appliquée 10:1.215–88.[1]

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