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BELIZE: What sign languages are used in Belize?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Belize?


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

There are an estimated 13,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Belize.

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 Belize?

  • Belizean Sign Language

  • American Sign Language

Written / spoken languages in Belize:

  • Spanish

  • Kriol (Belizean Creole)

  • Q’eqchi’ (Kekchi)

  • Mopan

  • Yucatec Maya


How do you say Belize in sign language?


Where can I learn Belize 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 Belize?

Belize National Association of the Deaf (BNAD)

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Belize

The Deaf People of Belize by SIL International

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We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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