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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: https://www.intersignuniversity.com/sign-languages





InterSign University offers many international sign language courses. Check them out here:

https://intersign-university.thinkific.com/collections?category=courses



 


What Deaf organizations are located in Belize?


Belize National Association of the Deaf (BNAD)


Belize Association of the Deaf


Sign Language - Belize



Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for Belize



The Deaf People of Belize by SIL International

The-Deaf-People-of-Belize
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We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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