Rwandan Sign Language

Rwandan Sign Language
Native to Rwanda
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

It is not clear what the sign language or languages are in Rwanda. In 2006, a dictionary project was started to standardize Rwandan Sign Language (Amarenga y'Ikinyarwanda AKR "Kinyarwanda Sign Language", also Amarenga yo mu Rwanda AMR "Sign Language of Rwanda"), published in 2009.[1] It was an incomplete effort, and an expanded dictionary, based on signs common throughout the country, was started in 2013. The latter project description implies that these are dialects of a single language, but that is uncertain. Interpreter programs are available in Uganda; it is unknown whether this means that Rwandan Sign Language is related to Ugandan Sign Language.[2]


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