Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Algeria (الجزائر)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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map of Algeria

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Map: - "search" for country, then "Digital Map Graphics").

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try Mystic Planet - The New Age directory of Planet Earth.

Note: A flag next to a link shows what language the website is in. If it is followed by this icon: (video camera: This links to a video), it is a video in that spoken language. If it is followed by this icon: Sign Language icon, it is in the sign language of that country. If a globe is followed by this hands icon, there is an animated text in International Gesture.

Algerian Sign Language) Deaf education & youth Deaf history and current events Organizations

Algerian Sign Language)

Algerian Sign Language: A language of Algeria.

La surdité en Algérie

Deaf education & youth

Mohamed Temmar, Algérie. French flag Mon programme est le suivant: je travaille du matin à 8h30mn au soir à 17h dans cette société , puis je me rends au Club Sportif Amateur des Sourds Muets de 18h à 20h où je contribue bénévolement en y réalisant des travaux de P.A.O. (transmission par écrit tous les réultats des matchs de Football procès verbaux, invitations, listes des compétitions etc...) le plus rapidement possible.

Deaf history and current events

Miles, M. (2005). Deaf people living and communication in African histories, c. 960s - 1960s. There is strong documentary evidence that deaf or hearing impaired men and women, girls and boys, did occupy social space and took roles across the full spectrum of life throughout Africa in earlier centuries, living lives like everyone else and also having some different experiences. Traces and signs of deaf people appear in many sorts of historical document, such as travellers' accounts, legal and genealogical records, government, institutional and missionary archives, linguistic studies, literature, folklore, religious narrative, mime, dance and drama. Many of their experiences have involved severe economic poverty and adversity, stigmatising attitudes and exclusionary practices; yet this has not been the norm everywhere in Africa, and many deaf people have shown great resilience, perseverance, humour and ingenuity in their dealings and communications with the non-deaf world.


La surdité en Algérie.

supermâle. (2006, January 19)., la voix des sourds-muets d’Algérie Algérie: le site Internet officiel des sourds-muets algériens. est le premier site Internet algérien consacré à la surdité. La Fédération nationale des sourds d’Algérie (FNSA), à l’origine de ce projet, a voulu créer un espace de communication et de dialogue autour de cet handicap. Ouvert à tout public, est un site riche et original où la forme, petit bémol, n’égale pas toujours le fond.