Deaf in Spain

Population

Unknown

Christian

77.0%

Evangelical

0.10%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Deaf community (capital D) is the group of deaf people who identify and communicate with each other using their own sign language. Spanish Sign Language is a language totally different from simply signing or spelling Spanish. Nearly all Deaf Spaniards can read some written Spanish and communicate to a limited degree by lip reading. Their ability to read Spanish, however, is very limited.

Only ten percent of deaf people have deaf parents; few deaf children can communicate adequately with their hearing parents. Instead, deaf people congregate with each other at "associations" in urban centers. These "associations" are open most nights and provide full programs of social, cultural, sporting and support services so that most socialization takes place with other Deaf in these settings.

Spanish Deaf are nominally Catholic but most have no interest in pursuing an understanding of spiritual things. There are no churches just for Deaf. Two groups of Deaf meet regularly as part of a hearing church and there are Catholic services with signing in most of the larger population centers.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Spain 0
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Deaf
People Cluster Deaf
People Name General Deaf
Ethnic Code
Country Spain
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Catalan Sign Language Spanish Sign Language
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Catalan Sign Language Spanish Sign Language
Category Resource
Printed Matter Door International
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
77%    ( Evangelical  0.10% )
Ethnic Religions
1.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
22.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
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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