Deaf in Korea, South

Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress Gauge

15 and Learning to Speak


Introduction / History

There are Deaf found in every segment of the population. There is only one sign language, but there are some dialectal differences. The number of schools for Deaf children is not known, but children, including the Deaf have the opportunity to attend 18 years of schooling: kindergarten 2 years, elementary 6 years, middle school 3 years, high school 3 years, university 4 years. The kindergarten children (ages 4-5 years) live at home, but older children can stay in the dormitory (ages 6- 19), if the distance to school is too great. The school teachers emphasize oralism in the elementary classes. After 12 years of age sign language is used with continuing oral education. After high school many of the Deaf go on to Vocational School. There are a few interpreters to help them. About 30 Korean Deaf have gone to Gallaudet University.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Korea, South 0
World Population Unknown
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Korean Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: kvk   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Korean Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: kvk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Korean 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 Korean Sign Language
Text / Printed Matter Door International
Primary Religion: Non-Religious

Major Religion Percent
24.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.00 %)
31.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
31.00 %
Other / Small
4.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
3.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
67.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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