Deaf in Brazil


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Deaf people are scattered throughout Brazil, within every ethnicity and social stratus of the sociologically complex nation. Deaf schools pepper the country as well, but few of these work from a Christian base. When this project has been presented, secular and Christian schools have shown eager enthusiasm for having the Scripture materials to be used in their schools.
The Deaf population of Brazil uses LIBRAS (Lingua Brasileira de Sinais, or Brazilian Sign Language) as their first language. These people are a microcosm of the nation, coming from both indigenous Brazilians and from among the many major worldwide ethnicities that have immigrated into Brazil in the past 200 years.

Although their racial backgrounds differ, the Deaf in Brazil share more in common with one another than they do with the wider hearing population. Because there are more opportunities for education and employment for the Deaf in urban areas, many families with Deafchildren move from the countryside into cities.

Companies are legally required to maintain a certain percentage of physically challenged employees, but many businesses circumvent or ignore the laws. This practice limits the real opportunities available to the Deaf, and as a result, forces many into low-salaried positions creating a Deaf community majority with serious economic problems.

There are no accurate statistics about the number of Christians among the Deaf in Brazil. The populous as a whole embraces religion, which includes a majority who consider themselves Catholics, although many accept mystical, occult or traditional religious rituals alongside Christian professions.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Brazil 0
World Population Unknown
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
Country Brazil
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country All states and regions of Brazil   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Brazil
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country All states and regions of Brazil.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language: Brazilian Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: bzs   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Kaapor Sign Language
Primary Language: Brazilian Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: bzs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Kaapor Sign Language
Primary Language: Brazilian Sign Language

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Brazilian Sign Language
Text / Printed Matter Door International
Primary Religion: Christianity

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
91.00 %
Ethnic Religions
9.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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