Deaf in Slovakia

Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress Gauge

15 and Learning to Speak


Introduction / History

Father Frantisek Bartos started the Christian Center of Deaf in Banska Bystra Slovakia. He has worked tirelessly on behalf of the Deaf though out all of Slovakia and has even started a publication called KCNS. He has started interpreter-training programs to train more interpreters for the Deaf in Slovakia. There are at least two residential schools for Deaf orphans in Slovakia under this pastor's auspices. Within this past year IMB started teaching Chronological Bible Storying to Deaf which has been very well received. Some of the vocational training available to Deaf includes glass making, cooking, key making, painting, sewing and wood working. Many Deaf struggle with learning the national language of Slovak as verbal languages are often a second language for most Deaf and many are only functionally literate. Even though Czech Republic and Slovakia were one country in the past there is only about a 50% similarity of signs and they most likely will need a separate video translation of the scriptures.

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People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Slovakia 0
World Population Unknown
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 1  (per
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Slovakian Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: svk   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Slovakian Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: svk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Slovakian Sign Language

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Text / Printed Matter Door International
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.90 %)
93.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
7.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
1.0 %
Other Christian
4.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
85.0 %
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