Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Morocco (indigenous name)

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

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map of Morocco

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

For a quick, interesting resource for facts about this and other countries,
try Mystic Planet - The New Age directory of Planet Earth.

Note: Flag next to a link shows what language the website is in. This is sometimes obvious by what country the link is for or the fact that the title is in English. If I feel it may be ambiguous, I have tried to clarify by using a flag. This is done so that people can read sites in the language of their choice.

Deaf TODAY. (2002, November 16). King Mohammed dedicates institution for deaf students in Oujda, meals to the poor. Morocco's King Mohammed VI dedicated Thursday Oujda the Lalla Asma Institution for Deaf Students... A hundred students will study at the institution, which also hosts a boarding house for pupils coming from neighbouring regions.

Government action on disability policy: A global survey, Part II - Government replies as country profiles: Morocco.

The languages of Morroco. See "Moroccan Sign Language" under "LIVING LANGUAGES".

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 Traces and signs of deaf people appear in many sorts of historical document, such as travellers' accounts, legal and genealogical records, government, institutional and missionary archives, linguistic studies, literature, folklore,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

Mittler, P. International experience in including children with disabilities in ordinary schools. This paper was originally prepared for a meeting organised by UNICEF to stimulate discussion on the possibilities of inclusion in Tunisia. It was written in response to a request to provide examples of countries where inclusive policies were being implemented. Most of the examples refer to countries in the Middle East or North Africa or to other French or Arabic speaking countries.

Moroccan Sign Language: A language of Morocco.

Radio Netherlands. (2 November 1999). Towards one sign language.

World Deaf directory - Morocco.

World Federation of the Deaf membership information: Association Marocaine des Sourds. Contact info only. Click on "J-M" and scroll down to the country name.