Deaf in Mali


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Introduction / History

There are an estimated 40,000 to 70,000 Deaf in Mali. The relatively large number of Deaf is probably caused by meningitis.

Malian Sign Language is being taken over by American Sign Language, introduced to West Africa by the Deaf American missionary Andrew Foster.


Where Are they Located?

Deaf in Mali are largely concentrated in high population areas, especially in the capital Bamako, where there is the greatest access to opportunities for the community.


What Are Their Needs?

"The greatest challenge among the deaf of Mali is that the population is not gathered into a central area. Additionally, education and interpretation for the deaf is extremely limited, even in churches with deaf members.

Those preparing ministry among the deaf must be willing to travel to many strategic locations within Mali. Communication with and working through the various associations is essential and will prove beneficial in organizing special gatherings of the deaf populations.

Christian resources available include complete Bible, tracts and Scripture portions." (from the subsaharanafricanpeoples website)


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Deaf in Mali.


References

http://subsaharanafricanpeoples.imb.org/explore/view/deaf -profile
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Mali
The Sign Language Situation in Mali, Victoria Nyst
http://www.academia.edu/8250883/Sign_Languages_in_West_Africa
http://www.lingref.com/cpp/acal/43/paper2957.pdf
http://web.csulb.edu/~lemaster/Africa%20/AF%20Mali.pdf


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
World Population 46,963,000
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916
Country Mali
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 24  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bamako capital district.   Source:  Ethnologue 2018
Country Mali
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 24  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bamako capital district..   Source:  Ethnologue 2018

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language:  Tebul Sign Language

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Text / Printed Matter Door International
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.64 %
Ethnic Religions
9.88 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
87.38 %
Non-Religious
0.10 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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