Deaf in Gambia

Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress Gauge

15 and Learning to Speak


Introduction / History

Many deaf in Gambia are unemployed. More deaf couples marry each other now.

Education for the deaf is limited in Gambia. Many families and Gambian society in general have little understanding of the deaf and do not believe education will help them. There is no disability support in the Gambia.

The Gambian deaf who do work are usually in unskilled work such as selling newspapers. There is only one school for the deaf in Gambia and this is near the capital Banjul. It is difficult for those in rural regions to get to the school. Two teachers now travel to villages and towns to help the deaf and support teachers.

Gambian Sign Language is used as communication for the deaf here.

Prayer Points

* Pray that those Christians who can communicate with the Gambian deaf will help lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the well-being of the deaf in Gambia.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Gambia 0
World Population Unknown
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Language unknown   People group listing
Language Code: xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Language unknown   People group listing
Language Code: xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Language unknown

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Unknown
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
6.00 %
0.00 %
92.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
3.0 %
11.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
11.0 %
13.0 %
Roman Catholic
62.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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