Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

(See also Resources for working with Deafblind people - Web sites.)

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

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map of Zimbabwe

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.

Cahill, M. (19 April 2000). Deaf VIM team to minister in Kenya, Zimbabwe.

Carels, C. (12 July 2000). Hope for Zimbabwe's hearing-impaired children.

Chiswanda, M. (1997). Hearing mothers and their deaf children in Zimbabwe:� Mediated learning experiences.

DeafTODAY. (2003, December 15). Diplomatic spouses host Christmas party for the deaf. The Diplomatic Spouses Association hosted an early Christmas party for the children at Henry Murray School for the Deaf in Masvingo and donated a substantial number of notebooks, pens, pencils, rubbers and food recently.

Dube, S., Sullivan, K. and Wirz, S. (May 2002). How do you identify children with disabilities in remote areas for either service delivery or research programmes?: Validating the "Recruitment Tool".�This is a downloadable pdf file.

Government implementation of the standard rules as seen by member organizations of World Federation of the Deaf - Association of the Deaf, Zimbabwe.

-->International bibliography of sign language. --> Click on "Z", then on "Zimbabwe Sign Language".

Kita, B. (June 2001). When I dance with the children, I see their smiles, I see God.

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 Traces and signs of deaf people appear in many sorts of historical document, such as travellers' accounts, legal and genealogical records, government, institutional and missionary archives, linguistic studies, literature, folklore,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

World Deaf directory - Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Sign Language: A language of Zimbabwe.

World Federation of the Deaf membership information: Zimbabwa National Association of the Deaf (ZIMNAD). Contact info only. Click on "T-Z" and scroll down to the country name.