AFGHANISTAN: What sign languages are used in Afghanistan?
Updated: Jul 5
This article can help you answer the following questions:
Where is Afghanistan?
How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Afghanistan?
There are an estimated 1,284,600 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Afghanistan.
This percentage is a rough estimation: 3.3% of the general population. Lack of research make estimating these numbers difficult. The World Health Organization estimates 5% of the world population has significant hearing loss. Keep in mind that developing nations typically have a much higher number of Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations.
What sign languages are used in Afghanistan?
Jalalabad Sign Language or Afghan Sign Language
Written / spoken languages in Afghanistan:
Regional: Uzbek, Turkmen, Balochi, Pashayi, Hazaragi, Nuristani
How do you say Afghanistan in sign language?
Where can I learn Afghanistan sign languages online?
This language is not yet available. If you would like to learn this language, please request it here: https://www.intersignuniversity.com/languages
InterSign University offers many international sign language courses. Check them out here:
What Deaf organizations are located in Afghanistan?
Afghanistan National Association of the Deaf
P.O. Box 5596
SMS: +93 79 469947
Additional sign language resources for Afghanistan
We will update this section as more information becomes available.