Deaf

The Deaf people group is reported in 216 countries
Population All Countries
48,206,860
People Cluster
Number of Countries
216
Number Unreached
39
Largest Religion
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Country Population Indigenous Primary
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Religion
Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherents
%
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Afghanistan 398,000 Afghan Sign Language Islam 0.05 % Unknown Trans Needed 8
Albania 14,000 Albanian Sign Language Islam 30.47 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Algeria 223,000 Algerian Sign Language Islam 0.28 % Unknown Trans Needed 4
American Samoa 300 Language unknown Christianity 95.10 % Unknown Unspecified -
Andorra 200 Language unknown Christianity 90.78 % Unknown Unspecified -
Angola 339,000 Language unknown Christianity 94.09 % Unknown Unspecified -
Antigua and Barbuda 500 Language unknown Christianity 92.51 % Unknown Unspecified -
Argentina 228,000 Argentine Sign Language Christianity 89.28 % Unknown Trans Started -
Armenia 15,000 Armenian Sign Language Christianity 94.43 % Unknown Portions -
Aruba 800 Language unknown Christianity 92.93 % Unknown Unspecified -
Australia 52,000 Auslan Christianity 69.50 % Unknown Portions -
Austria 18,000 Austrian Sign Language Christianity 82.57 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Azerbaijan 77,000 Language unknown Islam 2.74 % Unknown Unspecified 2
Bahamas 2,000 Language unknown Christianity 94.65 % Unknown Unspecified -
Bahrain 3,500 Language unknown Islam 9.81 % Unknown Unspecified -
Bangladesh 1,246,000 West Bengal Sign Language Islam 0.66 % Unknown Unspecified 25
Barbados 1,400 American Sign Language Christianity 94.94 % Unknown Complete -
Belarus 47,000 Language unknown Christianity 70.53 % Unknown Unspecified -
Belgium 23,000 French Belgian Sign Language Christianity 62.72 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Belize 2,000 Language unknown Christianity 83.94 % Unknown Unspecified -
Benin 125,000 American Sign Language Christianity 39.89 % Unknown Complete -
Bermuda 300 Language unknown Christianity 90.54 % Unknown Unspecified -
Bhutan 5,800 Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % Unknown Unspecified 1
Bolivia 89,000 Bolivian Sign Language Christianity 90.97 % Unknown Trans Started -
Bosnia-Herzegovina 16,000 Language unknown Islam 40.98 % Unknown Unspecified -
Botswana 18,000 Language unknown Christianity 65.56 % Unknown Unspecified -
Brazil 1,070,000 Brazilian Sign Language Christianity 91.40 % Unknown Portions -
Brunei 2,200 Language unknown Islam 11.39 % Unknown Unspecified -
Bulgaria 34,000 Bulgarian Sign Language Christianity 79.91 % Unknown Portions -
Burkina Faso 215,000 Language unknown Islam 20.69 % Unknown Unspecified -
Burundi 123,000 Burundian Sign Language Christianity 90.46 % Unknown Portions -
Cambodia 127,000 Cambodian Sign Language Buddhism 3.13 % Unknown Portions 3
Cameroon 272,000 Language unknown Christianity 53.80 % Unknown Unspecified -
Canada 76,000 American Sign Language Christianity 72.07 % Unknown Complete -
Cape Verde 4,200 Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.56 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Cayman Islands 500 Language unknown Christianity 77.11 % Unknown Unspecified -
Central African Republic 49,000 Language unknown Christianity 76.37 % Unknown Unspecified -
Chad 169,000 Chadian Sign Language Islam 38.46 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Chile 38,000 Chilean Sign Language Christianity 87.23 % Unknown Trans Started -
China 7,220,000 Chinese Sign Language Non-Religious 7.92 % Unknown Trans Needed -
China, Hong Kong 15,000 Hong Kong Sign Language Ethnic Religions 12.41 % Unknown Trans Started -
China, Macau 3,300 Hong Kong Sign Language Ethnic Religions 5.35 % Unknown Trans Started -
Colombia 256,000 Colombian Sign Language Christianity 94.42 % Unknown Portions -
Comoros 8,900 Language unknown Islam 0.93 % Unknown Unspecified 1
Congo, Democratic Republic of 924,000 Language unknown Christianity 92.15 % Unknown Unspecified -
Congo, Republic of the 57,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.72 % Unknown Unspecified -
Costa Rica 26,000 Costa Rican Sign Language Christianity 93.94 % Unknown Portions -
Côte d'Ivoire 271,000 Language unknown Islam 33.64 % Unknown Unspecified -
Croatia 8,200 Croatian Sign Language Christianity 91.96 % Unknown Trans Started -
Cuba 57,000 Cuban Sign Language Christianity 56.53 % Unknown Portions -
Curacao 1,200 Language unknown Christianity 86.00 % Unknown Unspecified -
Cyprus 2,400 Language unknown Christianity 72.42 % Unknown Unspecified -
Czechia 21,000 Czech Sign Language Non-Religious 25.92 % Unknown Trans Started -
Denmark 12,000 Danish Sign Language Christianity 85.29 % Unknown Portions -
Djibouti 10,000 Language unknown Islam 1.75 % Unknown Unspecified 1
Dominica 500 Language unknown Christianity 91.75 % Unknown Unspecified -
Dominican Republic 82,000 Dominican Sign Language Christianity 94.35 % Unknown Trans Started -
East Timor 10,000 Language unknown Christianity 87.39 % Unknown Unspecified -
Ecuador 89,000 Ecuadorian Sign Language Christianity 94.45 % Unknown Trans Started -
Egypt 782,000 Egyptian Sign Language Islam 12.83 % Unknown Portions -
El Salvador 49,000 Salvadoran Sign Language Christianity 94.63 % Unknown Trans Started -
Equatorial Guinea 11,000 Language unknown Christianity 90.00 % Unknown Unspecified -
Eritrea 26,000 Language unknown Islam 47.31 % Unknown Unspecified -
Estonia 2,600 Estonian Sign Language Non-Religious 45.30 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Eswatini 11,000 Language unknown Christianity 84.68 % Unknown Unspecified -
Ethiopia 1,178,000 Ethiopian Sign Language Christianity 60.68 % 18.50 % Portions -
Faroe Islands 200 Language unknown Christianity 90.59 % Unknown Unspecified -
Fiji 4,500 Language unknown Christianity 65.05 % Unknown Unspecified -
Finland 11,000 Finnish Sign Language Christianity 83.75 % Unknown Portions -
France 131,000 French Sign Language Christianity 61.14 % Unknown Portions -
French Guiana 3,100 Language unknown Christianity 91.25 % Unknown Unspecified -
French Polynesia 2,100 Language unknown Christianity 92.25 % Unknown Unspecified -
Gabon 17,000 Language unknown Christianity 79.35 % Unknown Unspecified -
Gambia 25,000 Language unknown Islam 4.48 % Unknown Unspecified 1
Georgia 20,000 Language unknown Christianity 78.67 % Unknown Unspecified -
Germany 168,000 German Sign Language Christianity 64.25 % Unknown Portions -
Ghana 238,000 Ghanaian Sign Language Christianity 63.40 % Unknown Portions -
Greece 21,000 Greek Sign Language Christianity 91.46 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Greenland 100 Language unknown Christianity 96.56 % Unknown Unspecified -
Grenada 600 Language unknown Christianity 93.70 % Unknown Unspecified -
Guadeloupe 3,000 Language unknown Christianity 94.09 % Unknown Unspecified -
Guam 900 Language unknown Christianity 96.69 % Unknown Unspecified -
Guatemala 137,000 Guatemalan Sign Language Christianity 96.12 % Unknown Trans Started -
Guinea 135,000 Guinean Sign Language Islam 4.47 % Unknown Trans Needed 3
Guinea-Bissau 20,000 Language unknown Islam 10.90 % Unknown Unspecified -
Guyana 5,900 English Christianity 52.68 % Unknown Complete -
Haiti 115,000 Language unknown Christianity 95.12 % Unknown Unspecified -
Honduras 75,000 Honduran Sign Language Christianity 96.64 % Unknown Trans Started -
Hungary 19,000 Hungarian Sign Language Christianity 87.99 % Unknown Portions -
Iceland 700 Icelandic Sign Language Christianity 90.60 % Unknown Trans Needed -
India 10,451,000 Indian Sign Language Hinduism 5.84 % Unknown Unspecified -
Indonesia 2,073,000 Indonesian Sign Language Islam 15.85 % Unknown Trans Started -
Iran 425,000 Iranian Sign Language Islam 0.51 % Unknown Portions 9
Iraq 309,000 Language unknown Islam 1.59 % Unknown Unspecified 6
Ireland 10,000 Irish Sign Language Christianity 91.72 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Isle of Man 200 Language unknown Christianity 65.00 % Unknown Unspecified -
Israel 18,000 Israeli Sign Language Ethnic Religions 2.04 % Unknown Portions 1
Italy 121,000 Italian Sign Language Christianity 82.38 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Jamaica 15,000 Jamaican Sign Language Christianity 82.91 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Japan 252,000 Japanese Sign Language Buddhism 1.54 % Unknown Portions 5
Jordan 51,000 Jordanian Sign Language Islam 2.24 % Unknown Portions 1
Kazakhstan 95,000 Language unknown Islam 12.15 % Unknown Unspecified -
Kenya 412,000 Kenyan Sign Language Christianity 82.61 % Unknown Portions -
Kiribati (Gilbert) 900 Language unknown Christianity 98.50 % Unknown Unspecified -
Korea, North 259,000 Language unknown Non-Religious 1.48 % Unknown Unspecified 5
Korea, South 103,000 Korean Sign Language Non-Religious 30.95 % Unknown Portions -
Kosovo 14,000 Albanian Sign Language Islam 7.00 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Kuwait 8,700 Language unknown Islam 13.79 % Unknown Unspecified -
Kyrgyzstan 50,000 Russian Sign Language Islam 5.27 % Unknown Portions -
Laos 74,000 Laos Sign Language Buddhism 3.38 % Unknown Trans Needed 1
Latvia 3,700 Latvian Sign Language Christianity 60.00 % Unknown Trans Started -
Lebanon 33,000 Language unknown Islam 31.97 % Unknown Unspecified -
Lesotho 21,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.31 % Unknown Unspecified -
Liberia 52,000 American Sign Language Ethnic Religions 41.43 % Unknown Complete -
Libya 35,000 Libyan Sign Language Islam 2.64 % Unknown Trans Needed 1
Liechtenstein Unknown Language unknown Christianity 79.16 % Unknown Unspecified -
Lithuania 5,400 Lithuanian Sign Language Christianity 85.36 % Unknown Portions -
Luxembourg 1,300 Language unknown Christianity 81.63 % Unknown Unspecified -
Madagascar 284,000 Malagasy Sign Language Christianity 53.53 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Malawi 196,000 Malawian Sign Language Christianity 76.00 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Malaysia 164,000 Malaysian Sign Language Islam 9.43 % Unknown Portions -
Maldives 2,700 Language unknown Islam 0.17 % Unknown Unspecified 1
Mali 209,000 Tebul Sign Language Islam 2.64 % Unknown Trans Needed 4
Malta 900 Maltese Sign Language Christianity 96.82 % Unknown Portions -
Marshall Islands 400 Language unknown Christianity 97.10 % Unknown Unspecified -
Martinique 2,800 Language unknown Christianity 95.80 % Unknown Unspecified -
Mauritania 48,000 Language unknown Islam 0.25 % Unknown Unspecified 1
Mauritius 6,400 Mauritian Sign Language Hinduism 32.71 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Mayotte 2,800 Language unknown Islam 1.64 % Unknown Unspecified 1
Mexico 650,000 Mexican Sign Language Christianity 95.03 % Unknown Portions -
Micronesia, Federated States 900 Language unknown Christianity 96.65 % Unknown Unspecified -
Moldova 30,000 Moldova Sign Language Christianity 73.36 % Unknown Portions -
Monaco Unknown Language unknown Christianity 84.78 % Unknown Unspecified -
Mongolia 17,000 Mongolian Sign Language Buddhism 1.72 % Unknown Unspecified 1
Montenegro 1,300 Croatian Sign Language Christianity 77.05 % Unknown Trans Started -
Morocco 280,000 Moroccan Sign Language Islam 0.09 % Unknown Trans Needed 6
Mozambique 321,000 Mozambican Sign Language Christianity 46.48 % Unknown Portions -
Myanmar (Burma) 411,000 Myanmar Sign Language Buddhism 8.98 % Unknown Portions -
Namibia 19,000 Namibian Sign Language Christianity 91.44 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Nepal 222,000 Nepalese Sign Language Hinduism 2.85 % Unknown Unspecified 4
Netherlands 34,000 Sign Language of the Netherlands Non-Religious 46.55 % Unknown Trans Started -
New Caledonia 2,200 Language unknown Christianity 80.65 % Unknown Unspecified -
New Zealand 9,700 New Zealand Sign Language Christianity 53.20 % Unknown Portions -
Nicaragua 50,000 Nicaraguan Sign Language Christianity 97.32 % Unknown Trans Started -
Niger 251,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % Unknown Unspecified 5
Nigeria 2,114,000 Nigerian Sign Language Christianity 51.26 % Unknown Portions -
North Macedonia 10,000 Language unknown Christianity 65.50 % Unknown Unspecified -
Northern Mariana Islands 300 Language unknown Christianity 85.20 % Unknown Unspecified -
Norway 11,000 Norwegian Sign Language Christianity 91.08 % Unknown Portions -
Oman 26,000 Language unknown Islam 2.76 % Unknown Unspecified 1
Pakistan 1,684,000 Pakistan Sign Language Islam 2.45 % Unknown Trans Needed 34
Panama 22,000 Panamanian Sign Language Christianity 90.54 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Papua New Guinea 91,000 Papua New Guinean Sign Language Christianity 95.84 % Unknown Trans Started -
Paraguay 54,000 Paraguayan Sign Language Christianity 96.30 % Unknown Portions -
Peru 167,000 Peruvian Sign Language Christianity 95.45 % Unknown Trans Started -
Philippines 833,000 Filipino Sign Language Christianity 92.25 % Unknown Portions -
Poland 76,000 Polish Sign Language Christianity 89.63 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Portugal 20,000 Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.40 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Puerto Rico 20,000 Puerto Rican Sign Language Christianity 95.28 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Qatar 5,900 Language unknown Islam 5.91 % Unknown Unspecified -
Reunion 9,000 Language unknown Christianity 86.96 % Unknown Unspecified -
Romania 96,000 Romanian Sign Language Christianity 96.96 % Unknown Portions -
Russia 292,000 Russian Sign Language Christianity 66.90 % Unknown Portions -
Rwanda 133,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.12 % Unknown Unspecified -
Saint Kitts and Nevis 300 Language unknown Christianity 92.95 % Unknown Unspecified -
Saint Lucia 900 Language unknown Christianity 95.08 % Unknown Unspecified -
Samoa 1,000 Language unknown Christianity 96.60 % Unknown Unspecified -
São Tomé and Príncipe 1,700 Language unknown Christianity 87.55 % Unknown Unspecified -
Saudi Arabia 177,000 Saudi Arabian Sign Language Islam 5.43 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Senegal 172,000 Language unknown Islam 6.42 % Unknown Unspecified -
Serbia 43,000 Slovenian Sign Language Christianity 80.37 % Unknown Unspecified -
Seychelles 500 Language unknown Christianity 96.09 % Unknown Unspecified -
Sierra Leone 81,000 Sierra Leone Sign Language Islam 13.15 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Singapore 12,000 Singapore Sign Language Buddhism 16.04 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Sint Maarten 300 Language unknown Christianity 89.00 % Unknown Unspecified -
Slovakia 11,000 Slovakian Sign Language Christianity 93.34 % Unknown Trans Started -
Slovenia 4,200 Slovenian Sign Language Christianity 54.18 % Unknown Unspecified -
Solomon Islands 7,000 Solomon Islands Sign Language Christianity 95.80 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Somalia 164,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % Unknown Unspecified 3
South Africa 450,000 South African Sign Language Christianity 75.24 % Unknown Portions -
South Sudan 97,000 Language unknown Christianity 60.50 % Unknown Unspecified -
Spain 93,000 Spanish Sign Language Christianity 77.13 % Unknown Portions -
Sri Lanka 107,000 Sri Lankan Sign Language Buddhism 8.38 % Unknown Portions -
St Vincent and Grenadines 600 American Sign Language Christianity 90.10 % Unknown Complete -
Sudan 449,000 Language unknown Islam 5.00 % Unknown Unspecified 9
Suriname 3,000 Language unknown Christianity 49.57 % Unknown Unspecified -
Sweden 20,000 Swedish Sign Language Christianity 57.20 % Unknown Portions -
Switzerland 17,000 Swiss-German Sign Language Christianity 75.76 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Syria 181,000 Language unknown Islam 6.34 % Unknown Unspecified -
Taiwan 48,000 Taiwan Sign Language Ethnic Religions 5.82 % Unknown Trans Started -
Tajikistan 79,000 Language unknown Islam 1.04 % Unknown Unspecified 2
Tanzania 613,000 Tanzanian Sign Language Christianity 54.07 % Unknown Portions -
Thailand 350,000 Thai Sign Language Buddhism 1.10 % Unknown Portions 7
Togo 85,000 French Sign Language Christianity 45.38 % Unknown Portions -
Tonga 500 Language unknown Christianity 95.76 % Unknown Unspecified -
Trinidad and Tobago 7,000 Trinidad and Tobago Sign Language Christianity 65.59 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Tunisia 60,000 Tunisian Sign Language Islam 0.22 % Unknown Trans Needed 1
Turkey 425,000 Turkish Sign Language Islam 0.21 % Unknown Trans Needed 9
Turkmenistan 46,000 Language unknown Islam 1.83 % Unknown Unspecified 1
Turks and Caicos Islands 300 Language unknown Christianity 90.35 % Unknown Unspecified -
Uganda 471,000 Ugandan Sign Language Christianity 84.74 % Unknown Portions -
Ukraine 217,000 Ukrainian Sign Language Christianity 79.01 % Unknown Portions -
United Arab Emirates 20,000 Language unknown Islam 8.55 % Unknown Unspecified -
United Kingdom 136,000 British Sign Language Christianity 59.66 % Unknown Portions -
United States 666,000 American Sign Language Christianity 77.62 % Unknown Complete -
Uruguay 17,000 Uruguayan Sign Language Christianity 64.69 % Unknown Trans Started -
Uzbekistan 170,000 Language unknown Islam 0.75 % Unknown Unspecified 3
Vanuatu 2,400 Language unknown Christianity 94.08 % Unknown Unspecified -
Venezuela 140,000 Venezuelan Sign Language Christianity 84.54 % Unknown Trans Started -
Vietnam 736,000 Hanoi Sign Language Buddhism 9.43 % Unknown Unspecified -
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 500 Language unknown Christianity 94.95 % Unknown Unspecified -
West Bank / Gaza 39,000 Language unknown Islam 1.61 % Unknown Unspecified 1
Western Sahara 6,100 Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Unspecified 1
Yemen 305,000 Language unknown Islam 0.08 % Unknown Unspecified 6
Zambia 142,000 Zambian Sign Language Christianity 86.95 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Zimbabwe 146,000 Zimbabwe Sign Language Christianity 77.99 % Unknown Trans Needed -
Totals:  216 48,206,860   39             179

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