Deaf in Turkey


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge


15 and Learning to Speak

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Introduction / History

In Turkey there is no Sign Language in Deaf schools. Most of the Deaf are born to parents who can hear. There are variations in the use of Turkish Sign Language in different parts of the country but in spite of this it is possible for these Deaf people to understand each other.

Turkish Sign Language is a visual one. There has been little or no use of Sign Language in Deaf schools in Turkey since the early nineteen fifties. Sign Language has been replaced by oral education. There are attempts now to get Sign Language into schools here. There are many Deaf schools in Turkey.

The Turkish Federation for the Deaf was formed in the 1960s and since then there have been many Deaf clubs.

Turkey is officially a secular state but Islam is the religion here.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Deaf in Turkey.

* Pray that Turkish Christians will find ways of leading the Turkish Deaf to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Turkish Sign Language will be taught in Turkish schools.


References

http://turkisaretdili.ku.edu.tr/en/tid.aspx


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916
Country Turkey
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Turkey
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Turkish Sign Language (417,000 speakers)
Language Code tsm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Turkish Sign Language (417,000 speakers)
Language Code tsm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Turkish Sign Language

Primary Language:  Turkish Sign Language

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
Text / Printed Matter Door International
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.21 %
Ethnic Religions
0.02 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
96.64 %
Non-Religious
3.10 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Anonymous  
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