Deaf in Italy

Population

0

Christian

82%

Evangelical

2.9%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

There were 14 Deaf schools established in the 1800 and today at least three Deaf secondary schools in the country, Rome, Turin and Padua. There are at least 5 elementary schools with Deaf programs scattered in the country with many private mainstreamed day classes in religious schools. Signs are forbidden in the schools but widely used in Deaf clubs. There is a strong oralist tradition in the country, which is why there are many regional Italian dialects.

There are at least 2 Deaf churches in Rome and Florence with many clubs scatted through the whole country with sports clubs being very popular. With only two Deaf churches and multiple signed ministries there is much need for leadership training throughout the country. Many Deaf are underemployed due to a lack of adequate vocational training and live on a small government subsidy. Deaf seem to be somewhat apathetic about religious things as the country has a history of institutionalized Roman Catholic influence. This means that many Deaf attend mass without real compression of the meaning of the service. The greatest need in the country is for Deaf to understand God's word and become believers who are grounded in their faith.




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Country Italy
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
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People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
ROP3 Code 114916
Joshua Project People ID 19007
Indigenous Yes
Population in Italy 0
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Italian Sign Language
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Affinity Bloc Deaf
People Cluster Deaf
People Name General Deaf
Ethnic Code
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
82%    ( Evangelical  2.9% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
3.00%
Non-Religious
15.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
1.00%
Orthodox
2.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
97.00%
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