Deaf

The Deaf people group is reported in 216 countries
Population All Countries
46,464,460
People Cluster
Number of Countries
216
Number Unreached
39
Largest Religion
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Afghanistan 364,000 Afghan Sign Language Islam 0.05 % Unknown 7 ? Need
Albania 15,000 Albanian Sign Language Islam 30.47 % Unknown - Definite Need
Algeria 210,000 Algerian Sign Language Islam 0.28 % Unknown 4 ? Need
American Samoa 300 Language unknown Christianity 95.10 % Unknown - Unknown
Andorra 200 Language unknown Christianity 90.78 % Unknown - Unknown
Angola 308,000 Language unknown Christianity 94.09 % Unknown - Unknown
Antigua and Barbuda 500 Language unknown Christianity 92.51 % Unknown - Unknown
Argentina 223,000 Argentine Sign Language Christianity 89.28 % Unknown - Definite Need
Armenia 15,000 Armenian Sign Language Christianity 94.43 % Unknown - Definite Need
Aruba 800 Language unknown Christianity 92.93 % Unknown - Unknown
Australia 50,000 Auslan Christianity 69.50 % Unknown - Portions
Austria 18,000 Austrian Sign Language Christianity 82.57 % Unknown - Definite Need
Azerbaijan 74,000 Language unknown Islam 2.74 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Bahamas 2,000 Language unknown Christianity 94.65 % Unknown - Unknown
Bahrain 3,100 Language unknown Islam 9.81 % Unknown - Unknown
Bangladesh 1,248,000 West Bengal Sign Language Islam 0.66 % Unknown 25 ? Need
Barbados 1,400 American Sign Language Christianity 94.94 % Unknown - NT
Belarus 47,000 Language unknown Christianity 70.53 % Unknown - Unknown
Belgium 23,000 French Belgian Sign Language Christianity 62.72 % Unknown - Definite Need
Belize 1,900 Language unknown Christianity 83.94 % Unknown - Unknown
Benin 115,000 American Sign Language Christianity 39.89 % Unknown - NT
Bermuda 300 Language unknown Christianity 90.54 % Unknown - Unknown
Bhutan 6,100 Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Bolivia 84,000 Bolivian Sign Language Christianity 90.97 % Unknown - Definite Need
Bosnia-Herzegovina 18,000 Language unknown Islam 40.98 % Unknown - Unknown
Botswana 17,000 Language unknown Christianity 65.56 % Unknown - Unknown
Brazil 1,054,000 Brazilian Sign Language Christianity 91.40 % Unknown - Portions
Brunei 2,200 Language unknown Islam 11.39 % Unknown - Unknown
Bulgaria 35,000 Bulgarian Sign Language Christianity 79.91 % Unknown - Definite Need
Burkina Faso 198,000 Language unknown Islam 20.69 % Unknown - Unknown
Burundi 112,000 Language unknown Christianity 90.46 % Unknown - Unknown
Cambodia 122,000 Language unknown Buddhism 3.13 % Unknown 2 Unknown
Cameroon 247,000 Language unknown Christianity 53.80 % Unknown - Unknown
Canada 74,000 American Sign Language Christianity 72.07 % Unknown - NT
Cape Verde 4,100 Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.56 % Unknown - ? Need
Cayman Islands 500 Language unknown Christianity 77.11 % Unknown - Unknown
Central African Republic 47,000 Language unknown Christianity 76.37 % Unknown - Unknown
Chad 154,000 Chadian Sign Language Islam 38.46 % Unknown - ? Need
Chile 36,000 Chilean Sign Language Christianity 87.23 % Unknown - Definite Need
China 7,075,000 Chinese Sign Language Non-Religious 7.92 % Unknown - Definite Need
China, Hong Kong 15,000 Hong Kong Sign Language Ethnic Religions 12.41 % Unknown - Definite Need
China, Macau 3,200 Language unknown Ethnic Religions 5.35 % Unknown - Unknown
Colombia 247,000 Colombian Sign Language Christianity 94.42 % Unknown - Portions
Comoros 8,300 Language unknown Islam 0.93 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Congo, Democratic Republic of 840,000 Language unknown Christianity 92.15 % Unknown - Unknown
Congo, Republic of the 54,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.72 % Unknown - Unknown
Costa Rica 25,000 Costa Rican Sign Language Christianity 93.94 % Unknown - Portions
Côte d'Ivoire 249,000 Language unknown Islam 33.64 % Unknown - Unknown
Croatia 8,300 Croatia Sign Language Christianity 91.96 % Unknown - ? Need
Cuba 57,000 Cuba Sign Language Christianity 56.53 % Unknown - Definite Need
Curacao 1,200 Language unknown Christianity 86.00 % Unknown - Unknown
Cyprus 2,400 Language unknown Christianity 72.42 % Unknown - Unknown
Czechia 21,000 Czech Sign Language Non-Religious 25.92 % Unknown - Definite Need
Denmark 12,000 Danish Sign Language Christianity 85.29 % Unknown - Portions
Djibouti 9,700 Language unknown Islam 1.75 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Dominica 600 Language unknown Christianity 91.75 % Unknown - Unknown
Dominican Republic 82,000 Dominican Sign Language Christianity 94.35 % Unknown - ? Need
East Timor 9,900 Language unknown Christianity 87.39 % Unknown - Unknown
Ecuador 84,000 Ecuadorian Sign Language Christianity 94.45 % Unknown - Definite Need
Egypt 745,000 Egyptian Sign Language Islam 12.83 % Unknown - Portions
El Salvador 48,000 Salvadoran Sign Language Christianity 94.63 % Unknown - Definite Need
Equatorial Guinea 9,900 Language unknown Christianity 90.00 % Unknown - Unknown
Eritrea 52,000 Language unknown Islam 47.31 % Unknown - Unknown
Estonia 2,600 Estonian Sign Language Non-Religious 45.30 % Unknown - Definite Need
Ethiopia 1,075,000 Ethiopian Sign Language Christianity 60.68 % Unknown - Portions
Faroe Islands 200 Language unknown Christianity 90.59 % Unknown - Unknown
Fiji 4,600 Language unknown Christianity 65.05 % Unknown - Unknown
Finland 11,000 Finnish Sign Language Christianity 83.75 % Unknown - Portions
France 130,000 French Sign Language Christianity 61.14 % Unknown - Portions
French Guiana 2,900 Language unknown Christianity 91.25 % Unknown - Unknown
French Polynesia 2,100 Language unknown Christianity 92.25 % Unknown - Unknown
Gabon 16,000 Language unknown Christianity 79.35 % Unknown - Unknown
Gambia 22,000 Language unknown Islam 4.48 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Georgia 20,000 Language unknown Christianity 78.67 % Unknown - Unknown
Germany 165,000 German Sign Language Christianity 64.25 % Unknown - Portions
Ghana 221,000 Ghanaian Sign Language Christianity 63.40 % Unknown - Portions
Greece 22,000 Greek Sign Language Christianity 91.46 % Unknown - ? Need
Greenland 100 Language unknown Christianity 96.56 % Unknown - Unknown
Grenada 500 Language unknown Christianity 93.70 % Unknown - Unknown
Guadeloupe 3,100 Language unknown Christianity 94.09 % Unknown - Unknown
Guam 800 Language unknown Christianity 96.69 % Unknown - Unknown
Guatemala 129,000 Guatemalan Sign Language Christianity 96.12 % Unknown - Definite Need
Guinea 131,000 Guinean Sign Language Islam 4.47 % Unknown 3 ? Need
Guinea-Bissau 19,000 Language unknown Islam 10.90 % Unknown - Unknown
Guyana 5,900 English Christianity 52.68 % Unknown - Complete
Haiti 111,000 Language unknown Christianity 95.12 % Unknown - Unknown
Honduras 71,000 Honduras Sign Language Christianity 96.64 % Unknown - Definite Need
Hungary 19,000 Hungarian Sign Language Christianity 87.99 % Unknown - Definite Need
Iceland 700 Icelandic Sign Language Christianity 90.60 % Unknown - ? Need
India 10,155,000 Indian Sign Language Hinduism 5.84 % Unknown - ? Need
Indonesia 2,001,000 Indonesian Sign Language Islam 15.85 % Unknown - Definite Need
Iran 410,000 Persian Sign Language Islam 0.51 % Unknown 8 ? Need
Iraq 295,000 Language unknown Islam 1.59 % Unknown 6 Unknown
Ireland 9,600 Irish Sign Language Christianity 91.72 % Unknown - Definite Need
Isle of Man 200 Language unknown Christianity 65.00 % Unknown - Unknown
Israel 17,000 Israeli Sign Language Ethnic Religions 2.04 % Unknown 1 ? Need
Italy 119,000 Italian Sign Language Christianity 82.38 % Unknown - Definite Need
Jamaica 14,000 Jamaican Sign Language Christianity 82.91 % Unknown - ? Need
Japan 254,000 Japanese Sign Language Buddhism 1.54 % Unknown 5 Portions
Jordan 50,000 Jordanian Sign Language Islam 2.24 % Unknown 1 Portions
Kazakhstan 92,000 Language unknown Islam 12.15 % Unknown - Unknown
Kenya 382,000 Kenyan Sign Language Christianity 82.61 % Unknown - Portions
Kiribati (Gilbert) 900 Language unknown Christianity 98.50 % Unknown - Unknown
Korea, North 256,000 Language unknown Non-Religious 1.48 % Unknown 5 Unknown
Korea, South 102,000 Korean Sign Language Non-Religious 30.95 % Unknown - Portions
Kosovo 14,000 Language unknown Islam 7.00 % Unknown - Unknown
Kuwait 8,400 Language unknown Islam 13.79 % Unknown - Unknown
Kyrgyzstan 46,000 Russian Sign Language Islam 5.27 % Unknown - Portions
Laos 70,000 Laos Sign Language Buddhism 3.38 % Unknown 1 ? Need
Latvia 3,900 Latvian Sign Language Christianity 60.00 % Unknown - Definite Need
Lebanon 30,000 Language unknown Islam 31.97 % Unknown - Unknown
Lesotho 23,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.31 % Unknown - Unknown
Liberia 49,000 American Sign Language Ethnic Religions 41.43 % Unknown - NT
Libya 32,000 Libyan Sign Language Islam 2.64 % Unknown 1 ? Need
Liechtenstein Unknown Language unknown Christianity 79.16 % Unknown - Unknown
Lithuania 5,800 Lithuanian Sign Language Christianity 85.36 % Unknown - Definite Need
Luxembourg 1,200 Language unknown Christianity 81.63 % Unknown - Unknown
Macedonia 10,000 Language unknown Christianity 65.50 % Unknown - Unknown
Madagascar 263,000 Madagascar Sign Language Christianity 53.53 % Unknown - ? Need
Malawi 192,000 Malawian Sign Language Christianity 76.00 % Unknown - ? Need
Malaysia 160,000 Malaysian Sign Language Islam 9.43 % Unknown - Definite Need
Maldives 2,200 Language unknown Islam 0.17 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Mali 191,000 Tebul Sign Language Islam 2.64 % Unknown 4 ? Need
Malta 900 Maltese Sign Language Christianity 96.82 % Unknown - Portions
Marshall Islands 400 Language unknown Christianity 97.10 % Unknown - Unknown
Martinique 2,900 Language unknown Christianity 95.80 % Unknown - Unknown
Mauritania 45,000 Language unknown Islam 0.25 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Mauritius 6,300 Mauritian Sign Language Hinduism 32.71 % Unknown - ? Need
Mayotte 2,600 Language unknown Islam 1.64 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Mexico 654,000 Mexican Sign Language Christianity 95.03 % Unknown - Portions
Micronesia, Federated States 800 Language unknown Christianity 96.65 % Unknown - Unknown
Moldova 30,000 Moldova Sign Language Christianity 73.36 % Unknown - Definite Need
Monaco Unknown Language unknown Christianity 84.78 % Unknown - Unknown
Mongolia 16,000 Mongolian Sign Language Buddhism 1.72 % Unknown 1 Definite Need
Montenegro 1,300 Language unknown Christianity 77.05 % Unknown - Unknown
Morocco 271,000 Moroccan Sign Language Islam 0.09 % Unknown 5 ? Need
Mozambique 305,000 Mozambican Sign Language Christianity 46.48 % Unknown - Definite Need
Myanmar (Burma) 404,000 Language unknown Buddhism 8.98 % Unknown - Unknown
Namibia 19,000 Namibian Sign Language Christianity 91.44 % Unknown - ? Need
Nepal 222,000 Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.85 % Unknown 4 ? Need
Netherlands 34,000 Sign Language of the Netherlands Non-Religious 46.55 % Unknown - Definite Need
New Caledonia 2,100 Language unknown Christianity 80.65 % Unknown - Unknown
New Zealand 9,500 New Zealand Sign Language Christianity 53.20 % Unknown - Portions
Nicaragua 47,000 Nicaraguan Sign Language Christianity 97.32 % Unknown - Definite Need
Niger 223,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % Unknown 4 Unknown
Nigeria 1,959,000 Nigerian Sign Language Christianity 51.26 % Unknown - Portions
Northern Mariana Islands 300 Language unknown Christianity 85.20 % Unknown - Unknown
Norway 11,000 Norwegian Sign Language Christianity 91.08 % Unknown - Portions
Oman 24,000 Language unknown Islam 2.76 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Pakistan 1,506,000 Pakistan Sign Language Islam 2.45 % Unknown 30 ? Need
Panama 21,000 Panamanian Sign Language Christianity 90.54 % Unknown - Definite Need
Papua New Guinea 84,000 Papua New Guinean Sign Language Christianity 95.84 % Unknown - Definite Need
Paraguay 52,000 Paraguayan Sign Language Christianity 96.30 % Unknown - Portions
Peru 163,000 Peruvian Sign Language Christianity 95.45 % Unknown - Definite Need
Philippines 799,000 Filipino Sign Language Christianity 92.25 % Unknown - Definite Need
Poland 76,000 Polish Sign Language Christianity 89.63 % Unknown - ? Need
Portugal 21,000 Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.40 % Unknown - ? Need
Puerto Rico 27,000 Puerto Rican Sign Language Christianity 95.28 % Unknown - ? Need
Qatar 5,400 Language unknown Islam 5.91 % Unknown - Unknown
Reunion 8,800 Language unknown Christianity 86.96 % Unknown - Unknown
Romania 98,000 Romanian Sign Language Christianity 96.96 % Unknown - Portions
Russia 288,000 Russian Sign Language Christianity 66.90 % Unknown - Portions
Rwanda 125,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.12 % Unknown - Unknown
Saint Kitts and Nevis 300 Language unknown Christianity 92.95 % Unknown - Unknown
Saint Lucia 900 Language unknown Christianity 95.08 % Unknown - Unknown
Samoa 1,000 Language unknown Christianity 96.60 % Unknown - Unknown
São Tomé and Príncipe 1,600 Language unknown Christianity 87.55 % Unknown - Unknown
Saudi Arabia 168,000 Saudi Arabian Sign Language Islam 5.43 % Unknown - ? Need
Senegal 163,000 Language unknown Islam 6.42 % Unknown - Unknown
Serbia 34,000 Yugoslavian Sign Language Christianity 80.37 % Unknown - ? Need
Seychelles 500 Language unknown Christianity 96.09 % Unknown - Unknown
Sierra Leone 77,000 Sierra Leone Sign Language Islam 13.15 % Unknown - ? Need
Singapore 12,000 Singapore Sign Language Buddhism 16.04 % Unknown - ? Need
Sint Maarten 300 Language unknown Christianity 89.00 % Unknown - Unknown
Slovakia 11,000 Slovakian Sign Language Christianity 93.34 % Unknown - Definite Need
Slovenia 4,200 Yugoslavian Sign Language Christianity 54.18 % Unknown - ? Need
Solomon Islands 6,200 Solomon Islands Sign Language Christianity 95.80 % Unknown - Definite Need
Somalia 152,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % Unknown 3 Unknown
South Africa 430,000 South African Sign Language Christianity 75.24 % Unknown - Definite Need
South Sudan 129,000 Language unknown Christianity 60.50 % Unknown - Unknown
Spain 93,000 Spanish Sign Language Christianity 77.13 % Unknown - Portions
Sri Lanka 105,000 Sri Lankan Sign Language Buddhism 8.38 % Unknown - ? Need
St Vincent and Grenadines 600 American Sign Language Christianity 90.10 % Unknown - NT
Sudan 415,000 Language unknown Islam 5.00 % Unknown 8 Unknown
Suriname 2,800 Language unknown Christianity 49.57 % Unknown - Unknown
Swaziland 14,000 Language unknown Christianity 84.68 % Unknown - Unknown
Sweden 20,000 Swedish Sign Language Christianity 57.20 % Unknown - Portions
Switzerland 17,000 Swiss-German Sign Language Christianity 75.76 % Unknown - ? Need
Syria 183,000 Language unknown Islam 6.34 % Unknown - Unknown
Taiwan 47,000 Taiwan Sign Language Ethnic Religions 5.82 % Unknown - Definite Need
Tajikistan 68,000 Language unknown Islam 1.04 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Tanzania 591,000 Tanzanian Sign Language Christianity 54.07 % Unknown - Portions
Thailand 346,000 Thai Sign Language Buddhism 1.10 % Unknown 7 Definite Need
Togo 80,000 French Sign Language Christianity 45.38 % Unknown - Portions
Tonga 500 Language unknown Christianity 95.76 % Unknown - Unknown
Trinidad and Tobago 6,900 Trinidad and Tobago Sign Language Christianity 65.59 % Unknown - ? Need
Tunisia 58,000 Tunisian Sign Language Islam 0.22 % Unknown 1 ? Need
Turkey 410,000 Turkish Sign Language Islam 0.21 % Unknown 8 Definite Need
Turkmenistan 44,000 Language unknown Islam 1.83 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Turks and Caicos Islands 300 Language unknown Christianity 90.35 % Unknown - Unknown
Uganda 443,000 Ugandan Sign Language Christianity 84.74 % Unknown - Portions
Ukraine 220,000 Ukrainian Sign Language Christianity 79.01 % Unknown - Portions
United Arab Emirates 19,000 Language unknown Islam 8.55 % Unknown - Unknown
United Kingdom 133,000 British Sign Language Christianity 59.66 % Unknown - Portions
United States 654,000 American Sign Language Christianity 77.62 % Unknown - NT
Uruguay 17,000 Uruguayan Sign Language Christianity 64.69 % Unknown - Definite Need
Uzbekistan 162,000 Language unknown Islam 0.75 % Unknown 3 Unknown
Vanuatu 2,100 Language unknown Christianity 94.08 % Unknown - Unknown
Venezuela 162,000 Venezuelan Sign Language Christianity 84.54 % Unknown - Definite Need
Vietnam 724,000 Hanoi Sign Language Buddhism 9.43 % Unknown - Definite Need
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 500 Language unknown Christianity 94.95 % Unknown - Unknown
West Bank / Gaza 38,000 Language unknown Islam 1.61 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Western Sahara 5,700 Language unknown Islam 0.00 % Unknown 1 Unknown
Yemen 289,000 Language unknown Islam 0.08 % Unknown 6 Unknown
Zambia 132,000 Zambian Sign Language Christianity 86.95 % Unknown - ? Need
Zimbabwe 169,000 Zimbabwe Sign Language Christianity 77.99 % Unknown - ? Need
Totals:  216 46,464,460   39     166        

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