Republic of Equatorial Guinea

  • Total Population

    1.4 million

  • Deaf Population


  • Number of Sign Language Users

  • National Language


  • Other Languages

    The number of established languages listed in Ethnologue is 15. Some of these are:

    • Bapuku
    • Benga
    • Bube
    • Equatorial Guinea Pidgin
    • Fa d’Ambu
    • Fang
    • French
    • Kombe
    • Kwasio
    • Molengue
    • Portuguese
    • Seki
    • Yasa
  • Name of Sign Language

    Equatorial Guinea Sign Language (ESL)

  • Overview Of Deaf Community And Education

    There appear to be no official data on the number of deaf people; the country did not take part in the WFD survey. There is no indication about any original sign language in Equatorial Guinea. Possibly ASL is used. This is not clear however.

    Bata School for the Deaf or Manos Felices was founded by American Noreen Corey in 2006. There is no information about the language of teaching at this school.

  • Sign Language Overview

  • Deaf Organizations In Country

  • Overview of Interpreting Services

  • Sign Language Resources In The Country

  • References

  • List of Contributors

    Anne Baker

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