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AZERBAIJAN: What sign languages are used in Azerbaijan?

Updated: Aug 20, 2022

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Azerbaijan?


How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Azerbaijan?

There are an estimated 334,590 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Azerbaijan.

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 Azerbaijan?

  • Azərbaycan işarət Dili (AİD) or Azerbaijani Sign Language

  • Türk İşaret Dili (TİD)

Written / spoken languages in Azerbaijan:

  • Azerbaijani

  • Lezgian

  • Talysh

  • Avar

  • Russian

  • Tat


How do you say Azerbaijan in sign language?


Where can I learn Azerbaijani 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 Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijan Society of the Deaf

Phone/Fax: +944 12 498 1923

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Azerbaijan

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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