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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:

  • Eastern Armenian

  • Western Armenian

  • Assyrian

  • Greek

  • Russian

  • Kurdish

  • Kurmanji


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:

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.

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Armenia

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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