Published November 22, 2018
This video was recorded in Nairobi, Kenya by Kristen Tcherneshoff and features KSL signer Jarvis. Kenyan Sign Language was signed by more than 340,000 as of a 2007 census, equaling over half the country's deaf population, and the number has been steadily increasing. Although other sign languages are used or instruction alongside KSL such as British Sign Language, Belgian Sign Language, American Sign Language, and KIE Signed English, KSL retains a strong presence at home and in schools. The manual alphabet for KSL is typically American, but historically the British version was in use. The first KSL dictionary was published in 1991, and since then Peace Corp Volunteers have worked together with the Kenyan Sign Language Research Project (KSLRP) to develop a digital interactive dictionary.