LearnSigns 22: Ethiopia Photos

I recently returned from a trip to Ethiopia. I was visiting deaf churches and deaf schools. I spent almost 3 weeks in the country visiting some old friends and making new ones.

These photos are just a small selection of the people I met and the places I visited. The main language they speak in Ethiopia is called Amaharic and it has a unique alphabet. Therefore, to spell words in Ethiopian sign language is very different than American sign language. Besides that, many of the words themselves are signed like we do in ASL. I was able to communicate freely with the Deaf and had a wonderful time visiting.

I trust you and your family had a good Christmas. I will have a regular video again next week.

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