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BANGLADESH: What sign languages are used in Bangladesh?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Bangladesh?


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

There are an estimated 5,434,700 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Bangladesh.

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 Bangladesh?

  • Bangla Sign Language

  • Bengali Sign Language (BdSL)

  • Indian Sign Language

Written / spoken languages in Bangladesh:

  • Bengali

  • Bangali

  • Burmese

  • Chittagonian

  • Dhakaiya Kutti

  • Noakhailla

  • Rangpuri

  • Sylheti

  • Varendri


How do you say Bangladesh in sign language?


Where can I learn Bangla 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 Bangladesh?

Bangladesh National Federation of the Deaf (BNFD)

Deaf Community Bangladesh

Sense International India

Description: Sense International works with deafblind people in developing countries so they can communicate, connect, interact, and flourish.

Society of the Deaf and Sign Language Users

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Bangladesh

We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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