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Middle East

Iran

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGES:
    • Persian Sign Language
    • Tea House Sign Language
  • ARTIFICIAL SYSTEM:
    • Cued Persian

Israel

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGES:
    • Israeli Sign Language (Sfàt ha-simaním ha-israelít)
      Minor dialects exist. Rooted in German Sign Language but has evolved so much it is now a distinctly separate language.
    • Yiddish Sign Language
    • Al Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language
  • ARTIFICIAL SYSTEM:
    • Manually Coded Hebrew

Jordan

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE:
    • Jordanian Sign Language (Lughat il-Ishaarah il-Urduniah)

Kuwait

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE:
    • Kuwaiti Sign Language

Pakistan

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGES:
    • Indo-Pakistan Sign Language
      • DIALECTS:
        • Karachi Sign Language
        • Beluchistan Sign Language
        • Pakistan Sign Language (Isharon Ki Zaban or Isharon Ki Zubann)
        • Punjab/Sindh Sign Language
    • Pakistan Sign Language and Indian Sign Language have traditionally been considered separate sign languages, but recent research indicates that they are actually both dialects of a broader-based Indo-Pakistan Sign Language. More research is needed to determine the relationship among other Indian and Pakistani regional and dialectal sign languages.
  • ARTIFICIAL SYSTEM:
    • Sign Urdu

Palestine

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE:
    • Palestinian Sign Language

Saudi Arabia

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE:
    • Saudi Arabian Sign Language

Turkey / Ottoman Empire

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE:
    • Turkish Sign Language (Türk İşaret Dili)
    • Seraglio Sign Language = Harem Sign Language (defunct) (İşaret or Ixarette)
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