Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Libya (ليبيا)

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

Libyan flag David Bar-TzurLibyan flag

map of Libya

Flag: World flag database.
Map: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

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

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Deaf history and current events الجماهيرية مترجمي لغة الاشارة (Libyan Sign Language) Machine interpretation or transcription

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 Traces and signs of deaf people appear in many sorts of historical document, such as travellers' accounts, legal and genealogical records, government, institutional and missionary archives, linguistic studies, literature, folklore,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.

الجماهيرية مترجمي لغة الاشارة (Libyan Sign Language)

Libyan Sign Language: A language of Libya.

Machine interpretation or transcription

برنامج حاسوب يحول اللغة الى لغة الاشارات - منتديات الشبكة الأرثوذكسية العربية الأنطاكية - Arab Orthodox Web of Antioch Forum.