Deaf in Australia





Largest Religion

Main Language


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Introduction / History

The Deaf in Australia have their own language and culture. They speak in the Australian Sign Language called Ausian. It is different from English Sign Language. Ausian 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 Ausian and to show them that you regard this language as important. Deaf people are then willing to teach Ausian.

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 Ausian 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

* Pray that the Deaf in Australia will be befriended by Christians willing to learn Ausian 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 in Australia 0
World Population Unknown
Countries 216
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Deaf
People Cluster Deaf
People Name General Deaf
Ethnic Code
People ID 19007

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Australian Sign Language Australian Aborigines Sign Language
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Australian Sign Language Australian Aborigines Sign Language
For Primary Language: Australian Sign Language

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1999-2002)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Door International Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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