|Native to Ethiopia|
|ISO 639-3 eth|
|Native speakers est. 250,000 to 1 million deaf/signers (2005–2008)|
Language family Deaf-community sign languages
A number of Ethiopian sign languages have been used in various Ethiopian schools for the deaf since 1971, and at the primary level since 1956. Ethiopian Sign Language, presumably a national standard, is used in primary, secondary, and—at Addis Ababa University—tertiary education, and on national television. The Ethiopian Deaf Community uses the language as a marker of identity.