Deaf in Peru


Population
Unknown
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


15 and Learning to Speak

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Introduction / History

The Peruvian Deafpeople can be found living in the poorer sections of the largest cities in Peru. Most live in Lima, the capital, where the majority of resources (though very limited) for the Deafcan be found. There are only two secondary schools in the whole country where the Deafcan learn through sign language but, after that, they are on their own. However, most DeafPeruvians do not even finish school because they cannot afford to or they live too far away from established schools for the deaf. They need more interpreters who can assist them in hospitals, courts, churches, and schools, etc.

Most Peruvian Deafpeople are unemployed or receive lower than minimum wage. Their life is a daily struggle of trying to understand and be understood. They are often looked down upon by hearing society. Sometimes there is even discrimination within their Deafcommunity based on the variation of signing that is used. Despite this, there is still a great deal of camaraderie among the deaf, often more so than with their biological families. The Deafpeople look out for each other and consider each other as family, even if they've never met. They are known to travel long distances for Deafgatherings.

When asked, the Deafpeople in Peru said they adhered to the same religion as their parents, although they may not fully understand what that religion entails because they never had it explained to them through a language they clearly understood. The Deafpeople who did understand their religious beliefs and practices were those who had been reached by the Jehovah's Witness and Evangelicals, who teach using a form of Peruvian Sign Language. Deaf Peruvians need people who can tell them about God and His great love for them through Peruvian Sign Language.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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Prayer / Resource Links:
His Hands Reader (helping Deaf learn to read)
People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Peru 0
World Population Unknown
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Peruvian Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: prl   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Peruvian Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: prl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Peruvian 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
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
6.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
9.0 %
Roman Catholic
85.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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