Deaf in Bhutan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest Bhutan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Bhutan began the first help for the Deaf in a hearing school in the capital Thimphu at the beginning of this century. Recently the first school for the Deaf was approved in Paro. They are looking to develop Bhutanese Sign Language as the main sign language. Vocabulary for technical subjects and what regional signs to use where there are differences are looked to be brought into being too.

Deaf education is not advanced and the Deaf tend to be in hearing schools. There is a shortage of Deaf teachers and more sign language interpreters are needed. There is a lack of knowledge of deaf ness on the part of teachers.

Deaf students can find it difficult to mix with those who can hear. More schools are said to be needed for the Deaf here.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Deaf in Bhutan.

* Pray that the Bhutanese Deaf will come into contact with Deaf Christians and be led to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Deaf in Bhutan will get the help that they need in life.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutanese_Sign_Language


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
World Population 47,601,000
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 45  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bhutan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 45  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Language unknown (5,800 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Language unknown (5,800 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Language unknown

Primary Language:  Language unknown

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
74.56 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.40 %
Hinduism
22.43 %
Islam
0.50 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bhutan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Anonymous  
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