Zimbabwe dictionary unifies rival sign languages
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14656983

Zimbabwe dictionary unifies rival sign languages

A new unified sign language dictionary has gone on sale in Zimbabwe to end the confusion sometimes caused by the country’s various signing dialects.

For example, the sign for “shoe” in the capital, Harare, means “pig” in the second city, Bulawayo.

And in Bulawayo, you say “good” by giving two thumbs up, but in Harare the sign is putting four fingers on top of the thumb.

Representatives from all of the country’s provinces worked on the year-long project, bringing together the various dialects that have evolved

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