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 DeafAmerican 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)


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
Population in Mali 0
World Population Unknown
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916
Country Mali
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 44  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mopti region: Koro circle, Diankabou township, Uluban village area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mali
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 44  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mopti region: Koro circle, Diankabou township, Uluban village area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Tebul Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: tsy   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Bamako Sign Language
Primary Language: Tebul Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: tsy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Bamako Sign Language
Primary Language: Tebul 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: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
89.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
95.0 %
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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