Deaf in Australia

Main Language
Largest Religion
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Deaf in Australia have their own language and culture. They speak in the Australian Sign Language called Auslan. It is different from English Sign Language. Auslan is not spoken and has no written form. The signs made are by hand shapes, expressions of the face and by movements of the body. There is a need in Australia for more interpreters for the Deaf. There are societies for the Deaf in Australia.

Sign language is what unifies Deaf people in Australia. To be properly respected among the Deaf in Australia, it is best to know some Auslan and to show them that you regard this language as important. Deaf people are then willing to teach Auslan.

Deaf people need to be accepted for who they are and Deaf babies are very important to them. They need to know that Christ accepts them. Eye contact is important when communicating with Deaf people. It is best to sit further away from them but opposite them so they can see you. They use Auslan with each other and English when with hearing people as they mix with both. The Deaf in Australia are likely to ask hearing people about their connections with the Deaf.

There are only a small number among the Deaf in Australia who are evangelical.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Deaf in Australia.

* Pray that the Deaf in Australia will be befriended by Christians willing to learn Auslan and helping to bring them to salvation.
* Pray that the Deaf evangelicals in Australia will lead the others of their community to Jesus Christ.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population this Country 52,000
Population all Countries 48,207,000
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916
Country Australia
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Australia
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language:  Auslan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2002)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Film / Video Jesus Film
Text / Printed Matter Door International
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
2.60 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
69.50 %
Ethnic Religions
1.06 %
0.95 %
2.50 %
23.23 %
Other / Small
0.16 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source (Representative photo)
faysalkhan101 - Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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