Levantine Arabic Sign Language

Levantine Arabic Sign Language
Syro-Palestinian Sign Language
Region Levant
Arab Sign Language family
  • Iraqi–Levantine?

    • Levantine Arabic Sign Language
  • Jordanian Sign Language (LIU)
  • Palestinian Sign Language
  • Syrian Sign Language
  • Lebanese Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jos (Jordanian Sign Language)
Glottolog None
jord1238  (Jordanian SL)[1]

Levantine Arabic Sign Language, also known as Syro-Palestinian Sign Language, is the deaf sign language of Jordan, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon. Although there are significant differences in vocabulary between the four states, this is not much greater than regional differences within the states, their grammar is quite uniform, and mutual intelligibility is high, indicating that they are dialects of a single language (Hendriks 2008).

The language typically goes by the name of the country, as so:


  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Jordanian Sign Language". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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