Deaf in Czech Republic

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Main Language
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Introduction / History

There are approximately 10,000 Deaf in Czech Republic. There are no completely self-supporting deaf churches. There is a general feeling of hopelessness and helplessness because of being stuck. Many deaf have menial jobs because of a lack of adequate trade school opportunities `and/or a lack of trained interpreters to go to higher education. Deaf associations and clubs play an important role in the lives of Czech deaf because it is in these groups the deaf are together and can combat oppression, have advocacy and national networking as well as networking with deaf in other countries.

Because sport teams are especially important to Czech deaf so if mission agencies can focus on this sub population you have the potential for reaching the whole population for Christ. Deaf are an egalitarian culture and place a high value on community so outreach efforts should be geared to the whole group. Catholicism is so strong in the Czech Republic and many Czech are cynical and apathetic about Christianity so a special effort needs to be made to reach them in their heart language because there is little clear understanding among Czech deaf. The cults have gone in and the people's hearts are hardened.

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People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Czech Republic 0
World Population Unknown
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
GSEC 2  (per
Alternate Names
People ID 19007

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Enthologue Language Map

Primary Language: Czech Sign Language (0 speakers)
Language Code: cse   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Czech Sign Language (0 speakers)
Language Code: cse   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Czech Sign Language

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Text / Printed Matter Door International
Primary Religion: Non-Religious

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.90 %)
26.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
71.00 %
Other / Small
3.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
3.0 %
1.0 %
Other Christian
11.0 %
7.0 %
Roman Catholic
78.0 %
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