ARMENIA: What sign languages are used in Armenia?
This article can help you answer the following questions:
Where is Armenia?
How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Armenia?
There are an estimated 97,780 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Armenia.
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 Armenia?
Armenian Sign Language
Caucasian Sign Language (indigenous sign language used by hearing women in mourning)
Written / spoken languages in Armenia:
How do you say Armenia in sign language?
Where can I learn Armenian Sign Language online?
This language is not yet available. If you would like to learn this language, please request it here: https://www.intersignuniversity.com/sign-languages
InterSign University offers many international sign language courses. Check them out here:
What Deaf organizations are located in Armenia?
Armenian Deaf Society Central Governing Board of the Deaf Society
"Havat” NGO Public organization of Hard-Hearing Children’s Mothers
Description: Promotes the integration of young disabled youth into society and to create the conditions for their spiritual and cultural development and active participation in public life.
Additional sign language resources for Armenia
We will update this section as more information becomes available.