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BAHRAIN: What sign languages are used in Bahrain?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Bahrain?


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

There are an estimated 56,150 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Bahrain.

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 Bahrain?

  • Bahraini Sign Language

Written / spoken languages in Bahrain:

  • Bahrani Arabic

  • Balochi

  • Persian

  • Urdu


How do you say Bahrain in sign language?


Where can I learn Bahraini 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 Bahrain?

Bahrain Deaf Society

Bahrain Deaf Sports Association


Additional sign language resources for Bahrain

We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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