Although relatively small in area and population, Ghana is one of the leading countries of Africa and is celebrated for its rich history. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The very few written records about the use of sign language by the deaf communities in Britain were almost exclusively created by the hearing people which makes them questionable in regard to the language itself. The mouth gets eating, sweet, talking and so forth. Updated every day by a dedicated global editorial team, the portal logs 1 million+ unique users monthly. This week I am featuring a very special guest blogger – my wife, Dayle. More can be said in a hurry. American Sign Language (ASL), visual-gestural language used by most of the deaf community in the United States and Canada. Start listening. The languages which are sponsored by government are supported by the Bureau of Ghana languages. Even though I had practiced for 3 days to read some sign language, it was impossible to keep up watching the Deaf communicating with each other. I was thinking, “I better turn off my phone ringer.” Then I remembered that I was attending a worship service for the Deaf. My heart is completely crushed when I think that it is only now, today, that Deaf  people are seeing Scripture in their heart language for the first time. Stephen Whiteley The origin of sign language remains a mystery. Several people helped me to locate the village and contact its people. We are at the edge of powerful changes. History. I was at the a dedication of the first ever portions of Scripture translated into Ghana Sign Language done by DOOR (Deaf Opportunity OutReach; a Wycliffe Affiliate). Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. During the service there were a few fussy babies, not disturbing anyone but their moms. Sound is not where it’s all happening here. Chagrin and deep sorrow. Over the centuries that followed, Gold Coast became the si… There is no official state religion, and freedom of worship is a constitutional right, but religion has a strong influence on day to day life. Download for free. Ghana, country of western Africa, situated on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. • The cedi, the country’s currency, is named after a sea shell that was once used as currency. Ghanaian Sign Language is the national sign language of deaf people in Ghana, descended from American Sign Language. www.twitter.com/edlauber. it is very educative piece of information. In 1991, Rawlings bowed to popular pressure and enacted a new constitution returning the country to civilian rule. Some date its origin to Christianity and the Renaissance, while others speculate it to be even older. Deaf translation team holding up DVDs and storyboards of the translation. In 1874, the Gold Coast formally became a British colony, and the territory reached its present extent after WWI, when parts of what were formerly German Togoland were annexed to its eastern border to form present-day Volta Region. Ugandan Sign Language, and still felt like more, I set my mind on Adamorobe. When you were a kid at church, did you dislike bowing your head and closing your eyes to pray? Enjoy. Government-sponsored languages. Search. Over the centuries that followed, Gold Coast became the site of several dozen castles, built by various European empires to protect their trade in gold and slaves. www.Facebook.com/heartlanguage The Deaf school choirs were very impressive with their choreography combined with the sign language. It is like Christmas morning with a new item that must be assembled and has hundreds of pieces and you can’t wait to use it once it is built. 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