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:
Kriol (Belizean Creole)
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: https://www.intersignuniversity.com/sign-languages
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)
Additional sign language resources for Belize
The Deaf People of Belize by SIL International
We will update this section as more information becomes available.