Kenyan Sign Language (KSL)
Country Kenya, Somalia
Speakers
unknown; 300,000–600,000 deaf (2007, 2011)
Family
Unknown. May have connections to British Sign Language and American Sign Language; some signs from French (Belgian) Sign Language
Dialects
Area32 primary schools for the deaf in Hola, Kapsabet, Karatina, Karen, Kerugoya, Kilifi, Kisumu, Kitui, Kwale, Meru, Mombasa, Mumias, Murang’a, Nairobi, Nakuru, North Kinangop, Ruiru, Sakwa. Schools under the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) use Kenyan version of (American) Exact Signed English, including one at Machakos. KSL used at Nyangoma School at Bondo, a primary and boys’ technical school (Sakwa), and in one girl’s school. A school in Mombasa uses British Sign Language [bfi].
Language Sites
ISO 639-3 xki
Glottolog keny1241
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