Azerbaijani Sign Language
|Azerbaijani Sign Language|
|Azərbaycan işarət dili (AİD)|
Russian Sign Language
Azerbaijani Sign Language (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan işarət dili, AİD) is the sign language used by the deaf community in Azerbaijan. As with other sign languages, AİD has a unique grammar that is different from the other sign languages used in the Caucasus region. Although there are approximately 31,000 deaf people in Azerbaijan, most of them use the Turkish Sign Language (TİD) as their main sign language.
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There is a significant number of deaf people in Azerbaijan. Most famous of them was Bahruz Kangarli, an Azerbaijani painter and graphic artist. There are two deaf schools in Azerbaijan that only serve members of the Azerbaijani deaf community. Although their sign language is not recognized as an official language, Azerbaijan's deaf community is a member of the World Deaf Federation (WDF). In international conferences and meetings, the Russian Sign Language (RSL) is used instead of the Azerbaijani Sign Language (AİD).
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References[change | change source]
- "Azerbaijan's Most Prolific Painter". Azerbaijan International. Summer 1999: 26. Cite journal requires
- "Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan)". www.theinterpretersfriend.org. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
Azerbaijan Deaf Society is a member of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), an international, non-governmental, central organization of national associations of the Deaf.