Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Mozambique (Moçambique)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

Mozambican flag David Bar-TzurMozambican flag

map of Mozambique

Flag: World flag database.
Map: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

Note: A flag next to a link shows what language the website is in. If it is followed by this icon: (video camera: This links to a video), it is a video in that spoken language. A flag followed by Sign Language iconmeans it is in the sign language of that country. globe (international icon)Sign Language iconmeans there is International Gesture.

Deaf film Deaf history and current events Deaf oppression & liberation Mozambican Sign Language

Deaf film

Bullfrog Films. (1999). Celso Magumbe in Mozambique. A film about a deaf man who fights for the rights of the hearing impaired.

Deaf history and current events

Miles, M. (2005). Deaf people living and communication in African histories, c. 960s - 1960s. There is strong documentary evidence that deaf or hearing impaired men and women, girls and boys, did occupy social space and took roles across the full spectrum of life throughout Africa in earlier centuries, living lives like everyone else and also having some different experiences. Traces and signs of deaf people appear in many sorts of historical document, such as travellers' accounts, legal and genealogical records, government, institutional and missionary archives, linguistic studies, literature, folklore, religious narrative, mime, dance and drama. Many of their experiences have involved severe economic poverty and adversity, stigmatising attitudes and exclusionary practices; yet this has not been the norm everywhere in Africa, and many deaf people have shown great resilience, perseverance, humour and ingenuity in their dealings and communications with the non-deaf world.

Deaf oppression & liberation

Tembe, F. M. (2001, November-December). Research on the Violation of Human Rights of Deaf People in Mozambique.

Mozambican Sign Language

Mozambican Sign Language: A language of Mozambique.


World Federation of the Deaf membership information: The Association of the Deaf in Mozambique (ASUMO). Contact info only. Scroll down to the country name.