Deaf in Cambodia

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Map Source:  People Group location: Web research. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Deaf
Country: Cambodia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 128,000
World Population: 50,265,850
Primary Language: Cambodian Sign Language
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 0.40 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Deaf
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Deaf in Cambodia do not have good opportunities for education and other needs. Deaf people have language challenges and many families do not know their child is Deaf until later in life. The families try to cure their Deaf children through medicines and other means when they realize their child is Deaf. Some families do not know about Cambodian Sign Language and education programs in sign language.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Many people live in places a long way from the cities and so there is no proper help for the Deaf in those places. Because of human trafficking, families do not send their children too far away.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Living in a Buddhist country, the Deaf in Cambodia are most likely to hear Buddhist answers to spiritual issues.

What Are Their Needs?

It is difficult for teachers as they do not know how to use sign language and to help the Deaf. In addition to the area of education, sign language interpreters are also needed for public organizations such as hospitals, courts of law and financial departments.

Prayer Points

Pray that Cambodian Christians who know Sign Language will lead the Deaf to Jesus Christ.
Pray against human trafficking in Cambodia.
Pray for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the Cambodian Deaf to be met.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead the Deaf in Cambodia to the Throne of Grace.
Pray that God gives the Deaf in Cambodia dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

Text Source:   Joshua Project