Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Togo (Togo)

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

Togoan flag David Bar-TzurTogoan flag

map of Togo

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

For a quick, interesting resource for facts about this and other countries,
try Mystic Planet - The New Age directory of Planet Earth.

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Deaf and social services

Government implementation of the standard rules as seen by member organizations of World Federation of the Deaf - Association des Sourds du Togo, Togo.

Deaf education & youth

École Ephphatha pour les sourds, Lome, République Togolaise.

French Sign Language: A language used in Togo. Scroll down to see the section on Togo.

Surdité en Afrique. 15.TOGO: École Ephphata pour les sourds, B.P. 2341 Lomé.

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 Traces and signs of deaf people appear in many sorts of historical document, such as travellers' accounts, legal and genealogical records, government, institutional and missionary archives, linguistic studies, literature, folklore,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.


World Federation of the Deaf membership information: Association des Sourds du Togo-AST Siege Social. Contact info only. Click on "T-Z" and scroll down to the country name.