Deaf in Vietnam


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There are about 1,200,000 Deafpeople in Vietnam, many of whom haven’t gone to school due to poverty and a shortage of schools for the deaf. This means few Deafpeople know how to read well, so when a Deafperson becomes a believer, understanding the Bible becomes a big challenge.

For this reason, the Vietnam Partnership program of the United Bible Societies is working on Scripture portions in sign language to help the Deafin Vietnam learn the Bible through videoed stories. As there is no standardized sign language in Vietnam, the sign language in Hanoi has been selected for videoing. It is hoped that perhaps that variety will become a standard and also serve the people who sign the variety in Haiphong. There is another variety used in the south that is very different.

The Deaftranslation team is made up of five people from the north who hope and pray that all Deafpeople in Vietnam will see and understand the videos. The process includes reading the Bible, summarizing the story, drawing pictures to increase understanding, translating into sign language – which is very challenging when there is new term – and finally videoing the story.

Working on this project has been a spiritual blessing for each individual on the translation team. When the three year project is over, they hope to continue working together to evangelize the Deafas they firmly believe that Scripture changes hearts.


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People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Vietnam 0
World Population Unknown
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
Country Vietnam
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Hanoi.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Vietnam
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Hanoi.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language: Hanoi Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: hab   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Haiphong Sign Language Ho Chi Minh City Sign Language
Primary Language: Hanoi Sign Language   People group listing
Language Code: hab   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Haiphong Sign Language Ho Chi Minh City Sign Language
Primary Language: Hanoi 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: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
52.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
23.00 %
Other / Small
6.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
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