Deaf in Guinea-Bissau

Largest Religion
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Word of God is being brought to Guinea-Bissau in Sign Language. A Brazilian woman learned Brazilian Sign Language and the Evangelical Church of Guinea-Bissau gave her a building to do Sign Language work. Like Brazil, Guinea-Bissau is a Portuguese speaking country. This is the first Sign Translation work in this country.

Hereditary problems, wars and diseases have helped to cause Deaf ness in Guinea-Bissau. The Deaf here as in many countries tend to be ignored. As they are not together much, their Sign Language has not developed well and their vocabulary is limited too. The Guinea-Bissau Sign Language needs to develop to its completion so it can be used to better effect.

Prayer Points

Pray that the gospel work being done in Guinea-Bissau will bring the Deaf here to Jesus Christ.
Pray that Guinea-Bissau Sign Language will be completed.

Scripture Prayers for the Deaf in Guinea-Bissau.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Pronunciation def
Alternate Names
Population this Country 22,000
Population all Countries 50,266,000
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 0  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916
ROP25 Code 301989
ROP25 Name Deaf

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
10.90 %
Ethnic Religions
35.10 %
0.00 %
52.05 %
1.95 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Guinea-Bissau Sign Language (22,000 speakers)
Language Code lgs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Guinea-Bissau Sign Language (22,000 speakers)
Language Code lgs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Guinea-Bissau Sign Language

Primary Language:  Guinea-Bissau Sign Language

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Faysal Khan - Pixabay 
Profile Source Anonymous 
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