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"Hausa Sign Language has been used by deaf people as far back as anyone can remember. It is not acquired through formal education but is handed down from one generation to the next, and deaf people learn it from other deaf people."
- OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
- LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
"The influence of ASL can be seen mainly in the sign language use of current and former students of Tudun Maliki [School for the Deaf and the Blind, Kano State, Nigeria]. The students have adopted some lexical items of ASL; however, they show no apparent influence from ASL in the morphological or syntactic structure... Even though ASL plays an important role in the education of deaf people in Kano State, its influence on HSL is limited... Hausa Sign Language will survive as an independent, full-fledged sign language."