Deaf

The Deaf people group is reported in 216 countries
Population All Countries
46,962,960
People Cluster
Number of Countries
216
Number Unreached
39
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Afghanistan 380,000 Afghan Sign Language Islam 0.05 % Unknown 8 Trans Needed
Albania 14,000 Albanian Sign Language Islam 30.47 % Unknown - Trans Started
Algeria 215,000 Algerian Sign Language Islam 0.28 % Unknown 4 Trans Needed
American Samoa 300 Language unknown Christianity 95.10 % Unknown - Unspecified
Andorra 200 Language unknown Christianity 90.78 % Unknown - Unspecified
Angola 318,000 Language unknown Christianity 94.09 % Unknown - Unspecified
Antigua and Barbuda 500 Language unknown Christianity 92.51 % Unknown - Unspecified
Argentina 224,000 Argentine Sign Language Christianity 89.28 % Unknown - Trans Started
Armenia 15,000 Armenian Sign Language Christianity 94.43 % Unknown - Trans Started
Aruba 800 Language unknown Christianity 92.93 % Unknown - Unspecified
Australia 50,000 Auslan Christianity 69.50 % Unknown - Portions
Austria 18,000 Austrian Sign Language Christianity 82.57 % Unknown - Trans Started
Azerbaijan 75,000 Language unknown Islam 2.74 % Unknown 2 Unspecified
Bahamas 1,900 Language unknown Christianity 94.65 % Unknown - Unspecified
Bahrain 3,300 Language unknown Islam 9.81 % Unknown - Unspecified
Bangladesh 1,222,000 West Bengal Sign Language Islam 0.66 % Unknown 24 Trans Started
Barbados 1,400 American Sign Language Christianity 94.94 % Unknown - New Testament
Belarus 47,000 Language unknown Christianity 70.53 % Unknown - Unspecified
Belgium 23,000 French Belgian Sign Language Christianity 62.72 % Unknown - Trans Started
Belize 2,000 Language unknown Christianity 83.94 % Unknown - Unspecified
Benin 118,000 American Sign Language Christianity 39.89 % Unknown - New Testament
Bermuda 300 Language unknown Christianity 90.54 % Unknown - Unspecified
Bhutan 5,700 Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Bolivia 86,000 Bolivian Sign Language Christianity 90.97 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Bosnia-Herzegovina 16,000 Language unknown Islam 40.98 % Unknown - Unspecified
Botswana 17,000 Language unknown Christianity 65.56 % Unknown - Unspecified
Brazil 1,055,000 Brazilian Sign Language Christianity 91.40 % Unknown - Portions
Brunei 2,200 Language unknown Islam 11.39 % Unknown - Unspecified
Bulgaria 35,000 Bulgarian Sign Language Christianity 79.91 % Unknown - Unspecified
Burkina Faso 203,000 Language unknown Islam 20.69 % Unknown - Unspecified
Burundi 115,000 Language unknown Christianity 90.46 % Unknown - Unspecified
Cambodia 124,000 Language unknown Buddhism 3.13 % Unknown 2 Unspecified
Cameroon 259,000 Language unknown Christianity 53.80 % Unknown - Unspecified
Canada 75,000 American Sign Language Christianity 72.07 % Unknown - New Testament
Cape Verde 4,100 Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.56 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Cayman Islands 500 Language unknown Christianity 77.11 % Unknown - Unspecified
Central African Republic 47,000 Language unknown Christianity 76.37 % Unknown - Unspecified
Chad 159,000 Chadian Sign Language Islam 38.46 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Chile 38,000 Chilean Sign Language Christianity 87.23 % Unknown - Trans Started
China 7,168,000 Chinese Sign Language Non-Religious 7.92 % Unknown - Unspecified
China, Hong Kong 15,000 Hong Kong Sign Language Ethnic Religions 12.41 % Unknown - Trans Started
China, Macau 3,200 Hong Kong Sign Language Ethnic Religions 5.35 % Unknown - Trans Started
Colombia 252,000 Colombian Sign Language Christianity 94.42 % Unknown - Portions
Comoros 8,500 Language unknown Islam 0.93 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Congo, Democratic Republic of 868,000 Language unknown Christianity 92.15 % Unknown - Unspecified
Congo, Republic of the 54,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.72 % Unknown - Unspecified
Costa Rica 25,000 Costa Rican Sign Language Christianity 93.94 % Unknown - Portions
Côte d'Ivoire 257,000 Language unknown Islam 33.64 % Unknown - Unspecified
Croatia 8,300 Croatia Sign Language Christianity 91.96 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Cuba 57,000 Cuba Sign Language Christianity 56.53 % Unknown - Trans Started
Curacao 1,200 Language unknown Christianity 86.00 % Unknown - Unspecified
Cyprus 2,400 Language unknown Christianity 72.42 % Unknown - Unspecified
Czechia 21,000 Czech Sign Language Non-Religious 25.92 % Unknown - Trans Started
Denmark 12,000 Danish Sign Language Christianity 85.29 % Unknown - Portions
Djibouti 9,700 Language unknown Islam 1.75 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Dominica 500 Language unknown Christianity 91.75 % Unknown - Unspecified
Dominican Republic 80,000 Dominican Sign Language Christianity 94.35 % Unknown - Trans Started
East Timor 9,700 Language unknown Christianity 87.39 % Unknown - Unspecified
Ecuador 87,000 Ecuadorian Sign Language Christianity 94.45 % Unknown - Trans Started
Egypt 753,000 Egyptian Sign Language Islam 12.83 % Unknown - Portions
El Salvador 48,000 Salvadoran Sign Language Christianity 94.63 % Unknown - Trans Started
Equatorial Guinea 10,000 Language unknown Christianity 90.00 % Unknown - Unspecified
Eritrea 26,000 Language unknown Islam 47.31 % Unknown - Unspecified
Estonia 2,700 Estonian Sign Language Non-Religious 45.30 % Unknown - Trans Started
Eswatini 11,000 Language unknown Christianity 84.68 % Unknown - Unspecified
Ethiopia 1,120,000 Ethiopian Sign Language Christianity 60.68 % 18.50 % - Portions
Faroe Islands 200 Language unknown Christianity 90.59 % Unknown - Unspecified
Fiji 4,400 Language unknown Christianity 65.05 % Unknown - Unspecified
Finland 11,000 Finnish Sign Language Christianity 83.75 % Unknown - Portions
France 130,000 French Sign Language Christianity 61.14 % Unknown - Portions
French Guiana 2,900 Language unknown Christianity 91.25 % Unknown - Unspecified
French Polynesia 2,100 Language unknown Christianity 92.25 % Unknown - Unspecified
Gabon 16,000 Language unknown Christianity 79.35 % Unknown - Unspecified
Gambia 23,000 Language unknown Islam 4.48 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Georgia 20,000 Language unknown Christianity 78.67 % Unknown - Unspecified
Germany 167,000 German Sign Language Christianity 64.25 % Unknown - Portions
Ghana 228,000 Ghanaian Sign Language Christianity 63.40 % Unknown - Portions
Greece 21,000 Greek Sign Language Christianity 91.46 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Greenland 100 Language unknown Christianity 96.56 % Unknown - Unspecified
Grenada 600 Language unknown Christianity 93.70 % Unknown - Unspecified
Guadeloupe 3,000 Language unknown Christianity 94.09 % Unknown - Unspecified
Guam 800 Language unknown Christianity 96.69 % Unknown - Unspecified
Guatemala 132,000 Guatemalan Sign Language Christianity 96.12 % Unknown - Trans Started
Guinea 127,000 Guinean Sign Language Islam 4.47 % Unknown 3 Trans Needed
Guinea-Bissau 19,000 Language unknown Islam 10.90 % Unknown - Unspecified
Guyana 5,900 English Christianity 52.68 % Unknown - Complete
Haiti 113,000 Language unknown Christianity 95.12 % Unknown - Unspecified
Honduras 73,000 Honduras Sign Language Christianity 96.64 % Unknown - Trans Started
Hungary 19,000 Hungarian Sign Language Christianity 87.99 % Unknown - Portions
Iceland 700 Icelandic Sign Language Christianity 90.60 % Unknown - Trans Needed
India 10,248,000 Indian Sign Language Hinduism 5.84 % Unknown - Trans Started
Indonesia 2,030,000 Indonesian Sign Language Islam 15.85 % Unknown - Trans Started
Iran 415,000 Persian Sign Language Islam 0.51 % Unknown 8 Trans Needed
Iraq 295,000 Language unknown Islam 1.59 % Unknown 6 Unspecified
Ireland 9,800 Irish Sign Language Christianity 91.72 % Unknown - Trans Started
Isle of Man 200 Language unknown Christianity 65.00 % Unknown - Unspecified
Israel 17,000 Israeli Sign Language Ethnic Religions 2.04 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Italy 121,000 Italian Sign Language Christianity 82.38 % Unknown - Trans Started
Jamaica 15,000 Jamaican Sign Language Christianity 82.91 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Japan 254,000 Japanese Sign Language Buddhism 1.54 % Unknown 5 Portions
Jordan 51,000 Jordanian Sign Language Islam 2.24 % Unknown 1 Portions
Kazakhstan 93,000 Language unknown Islam 12.15 % Unknown - Unspecified
Kenya 394,000 Kenyan Sign Language Christianity 82.61 % Unknown - Portions
Kiribati (Gilbert) 900 Language unknown Christianity 98.50 % Unknown - Unspecified
Korea, North 257,000 Language unknown Non-Religious 1.48 % Unknown 5 Unspecified
Korea, South 102,000 Korean Sign Language Non-Religious 30.95 % Unknown - Portions
Kosovo 14,000 Albanian Sign Language Islam 7.00 % Unknown - Trans Started
Kuwait 8,400 Language unknown Islam 13.79 % Unknown - Unspecified
Kyrgyzstan 48,000 Russian Sign Language Islam 5.27 % Unknown - Portions
Laos 72,000 Laos Sign Language Buddhism 3.38 % Unknown 1 Trans Needed
Latvia 3,800 Latvian Sign Language Christianity 60.00 % Unknown - Trans Started
Lebanon 34,000 Language unknown Islam 31.97 % Unknown - Unspecified
Lesotho 21,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.31 % Unknown - Unspecified
Liberia 49,000 American Sign Language Ethnic Religions 41.43 % Unknown - New Testament
Libya 34,000 Libyan Sign Language Islam 2.64 % Unknown 1 Trans Needed
Liechtenstein Unknown Language unknown Christianity 79.16 % Unknown - Unspecified
Lithuania 5,500 Lithuanian Sign Language Christianity 85.36 % Unknown - Portions
Luxembourg 1,200 Language unknown Christianity 81.63 % Unknown - Unspecified
Madagascar 270,000 Madagascar Sign Language Christianity 53.53 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Malawi 186,000 Malawian Sign Language Christianity 76.00 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Malaysia 160,000 Malaysian Sign Language Islam 9.43 % Unknown - Trans Started
Maldives 2,600 Language unknown Islam 0.17 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Mali 197,000 Tebul Sign Language Islam 2.64 % Unknown 4 Trans Needed
Malta 900 Maltese Sign Language Christianity 96.82 % Unknown - Portions
Marshall Islands 400 Language unknown Christianity 97.10 % Unknown - Unspecified
Martinique 2,800 Language unknown Christianity 95.80 % Unknown - Unspecified
Mauritania 45,000 Language unknown Islam 0.25 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Mauritius 6,400 Mauritian Sign Language Hinduism 32.71 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Mayotte 2,700 Language unknown Islam 1.64 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Mexico 637,000 Mexican Sign Language Christianity 95.03 % Unknown - Portions
Micronesia, Federated States 900 Language unknown Christianity 96.65 % Unknown - Unspecified
Moldova 30,000 Moldova Sign Language Christianity 73.36 % Unknown - Trans Started
Monaco Unknown Language unknown Christianity 84.78 % Unknown - Unspecified
Mongolia 16,000 Mongolian Sign Language Buddhism 1.72 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Montenegro 1,300 Croatia Sign Language Christianity 77.05 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Morocco 274,000 Moroccan Sign Language Islam 0.09 % Unknown 5 Trans Needed
Mozambique 303,000 Mozambican Sign Language Christianity 46.48 % Unknown - Trans Started
Myanmar (Burma) 405,000 Language unknown Buddhism 8.98 % Unknown - Unspecified
Namibia 19,000 Namibian Sign Language Christianity 91.44 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Nepal 214,000 Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.85 % Unknown 4 Trans Started
Netherlands 34,000 Sign Language of the Netherlands Non-Religious 46.55 % Unknown - Trans Started
New Caledonia 2,100 Language unknown Christianity 80.65 % Unknown - Unspecified
New Zealand 9,600 New Zealand Sign Language Christianity 53.20 % Unknown - Portions
Nicaragua 49,000 Nicaraguan Sign Language Christianity 97.32 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Niger 233,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % Unknown 5 Unspecified
Nigeria 2,010,000 Nigerian Sign Language Christianity 51.26 % Unknown - Portions
North Macedonia 10,000 Language unknown Christianity 65.50 % Unknown - Unspecified
Northern Mariana Islands 300 Language unknown Christianity 85.20 % Unknown - Unspecified
Norway 11,000 Norwegian Sign Language Christianity 91.08 % Unknown - Portions
Oman 25,000 Language unknown Islam 2.76 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Pakistan 1,619,000 Pakistan Sign Language Islam 2.45 % Unknown 32 Unspecified
Panama 21,000 Panamanian Sign Language Christianity 90.54 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Papua New Guinea 88,000 Papua New Guinean Sign Language Christianity 95.84 % Unknown - Trans Started
Paraguay 53,000 Paraguayan Sign Language Christianity 96.30 % Unknown - Portions
Peru 163,000 Peruvian Sign Language Christianity 95.45 % Unknown - Unspecified
Philippines 811,000 Filipino Sign Language Christianity 92.25 % Unknown - Trans Started
Poland 76,000 Polish Sign Language Christianity 89.63 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Portugal 20,000 Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.40 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Puerto Rico 21,000 Puerto Rican Sign Language Christianity 95.28 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Qatar 5,700 Language unknown Islam 5.91 % Unknown - Unspecified
Reunion 8,900 Language unknown Christianity 86.96 % Unknown - Unspecified
Romania 97,000 Romanian Sign Language Christianity 96.96 % Unknown - Portions
Russia 292,000 Russian Sign Language Christianity 66.90 % Unknown - Portions
Rwanda 126,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.12 % Unknown - Unspecified
Saint Kitts and Nevis 300 Language unknown Christianity 92.95 % Unknown - Unspecified
Saint Lucia 900 Language unknown Christianity 95.08 % Unknown - Unspecified
Samoa 1,000 Language unknown Christianity 96.60 % Unknown - Unspecified
São Tomé and Príncipe 1,600 Language unknown Christianity 87.55 % Unknown - Unspecified
Saudi Arabia 171,000 Saudi Arabian Sign Language Islam 5.43 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Senegal 163,000 Language unknown Islam 6.42 % Unknown - Unspecified
Serbia 34,000 Yugoslavian Sign Language Christianity 80.37 % Unknown - Unspecified
Seychelles 500 Language unknown Christianity 96.09 % Unknown - Unspecified
Sierra Leone 78,000 Sierra Leone Sign Language Islam 13.15 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Singapore 12,000 Singapore Sign Language Buddhism 16.04 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Sint Maarten 300 Language unknown Christianity 89.00 % Unknown - Unspecified
Slovakia 11,000 Slovakian Sign Language Christianity 93.34 % Unknown - Trans Started
Slovenia 4,200 Yugoslavian Sign Language Christianity 54.18 % Unknown - Unspecified
Solomon Islands 6,700 Solomon Islands Sign Language Christianity 95.80 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Somalia 154,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % Unknown 3 Unspecified
South Africa 439,000 South African Sign Language Christianity 75.24 % Unknown - Trans Started
South Sudan 106,000 Language unknown Christianity 60.50 % Unknown - Unspecified
Spain 93,000 Spanish Sign Language Christianity 77.13 % Unknown - Portions
Sri Lanka 107,000 Sri Lankan Sign Language Buddhism 8.38 % Unknown - Trans Started
St Vincent and Grenadines 600 American Sign Language Christianity 90.10 % Unknown - New Testament
Sudan 428,000 Language unknown Islam 5.00 % Unknown 9 Unspecified
Suriname 2,900 Language unknown Christianity 49.57 % Unknown - Unspecified
Sweden 20,000 Swedish Sign Language Christianity 57.20 % Unknown - Portions
Switzerland 17,000 Swiss-German Sign Language Christianity 75.76 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Syria 170,000 Language unknown Islam 6.34 % Unknown - Unspecified
Taiwan 48,000 Taiwan Sign Language Ethnic Religions 5.82 % Unknown - Unspecified
Tajikistan 70,000 Language unknown Islam 1.04 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Tanzania 579,000 Tanzanian Sign Language Christianity 54.07 % Unknown - Portions
Thailand 348,000 Thai Sign Language Buddhism 1.10 % Unknown 7 Portions
Togo 81,000 French Sign Language Christianity 45.38 % Unknown - Portions
Tonga 500 Language unknown Christianity 95.76 % Unknown - Unspecified
Trinidad and Tobago 7,000 Trinidad and Tobago Sign Language Christianity 65.59 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Tunisia 58,000 Tunisian Sign Language Islam 0.22 % Unknown 1 Trans Needed
Turkey 417,000 Turkish Sign Language Islam 0.21 % Unknown 8 Trans Started
Turkmenistan 45,000 Language unknown Islam 1.83 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Turks and Caicos Islands 300 Language unknown Christianity 90.35 % Unknown - Unspecified
Uganda 442,000 Ugandan Sign Language Christianity 84.74 % Unknown - Portions
Ukraine 220,000 Ukrainian Sign Language Christianity 79.01 % Unknown - Portions
United Arab Emirates 20,000 Language unknown Islam 8.55 % Unknown - Unspecified
United Kingdom 135,000 British Sign Language Christianity 59.66 % Unknown - Portions
United States 658,000 American Sign Language Christianity 77.62 % Unknown - New Testament
Uruguay 17,000 Uruguayan Sign Language Christianity 64.69 % Unknown - Trans Started
Uzbekistan 165,000 Language unknown Islam 0.75 % Unknown 3 Unspecified
Vanuatu 2,200 Language unknown Christianity 94.08 % Unknown - Unspecified
Venezuela 139,000 Venezuelan Sign Language Christianity 84.54 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Vietnam 723,000 Hanoi Sign Language Buddhism 9.43 % Unknown - Unspecified
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 500 Language unknown Christianity 94.95 % Unknown - Unspecified
West Bank / Gaza 37,000 Language unknown Islam 1.61 % Unknown 1 Unspecified
Western Sahara 5,800 Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1 Unspecified
Yemen 292,000 Language unknown Islam 0.08 % Unknown 6 Unspecified
Zambia 134,000 Zambian Sign Language Christianity 86.95 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Zimbabwe 142,000 Zimbabwe Sign Language Christianity 77.99 % Unknown - Trans Needed
Totals:  216 46,962,960   39     171        

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