Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Somalia (Somaliya)

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

Somalian flag David Bar-TzurSomalian flag

map of Somalia

Flag: World flag database.
Map: Somalilandgov: Somaliland Republic.

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. (2006, April 11). SOMALIA: Rare opportunity for hearing-impaired children as school opens.

Deaf school.

Somali Deaf Union / Midawga Dhagoolada Soomaliyeed. Somali Deaf Union [SODU]is an umbrella that unites Deaf people in Somalia. It was established by a group of Somali Deaf after assessing the sad conditions of the hearing impaired which include, but not limited to: discrimination, ignorance and lack of education, unemployment and other social problems. / Midawga Dhagoolada Soomaliyeed waa dallad ay ku midoobaan dhamaan dhagoolada Soomaaliyeed unkida Midawga Dhagoolada Soomaliyeed waxaa iska kaashaday koox Dhagoolayaal ah oo ku sugan gudaha dalka kadib markii ay darseen xaalada aqoon daro kalsooni daro iyo go'doon ee haysato dhagoolada.

Woodford, D. E. The beginning and growth of a new language - Somali Sign Language.