This video is about Endangered Sign Languages. In small enclaves throughout the world, indigenous sign language systems have grown up in communities with unusually high rates of congenital deafness. Often in such communities, deaf people are fully integrated into society, and even hearing individuals learn and use the sign language. However, in recent decades, the norm in such areas as Ban Khor, Thailand and Adamorobe, Ghana has been for deaf children to be educated away from the local community in boarding schools, where they learn the national sign languages. They then carry these back into the native communities, where the national SL gradually infiltrates and overtakes the local varieties.

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