BHUTAN: What sign languages are used in Bhutan?
This article can help you answer the following questions:
What additional sign language resources are there for Bhutan?
Where is Bhutan?
How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Bhutan?
There are an estimated 25,460 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Bhutan.
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 Bhutan?
Bhutanese Sign Language
Written / spoken languages in Bhutan
Chöke (Classical Tibetan)
How do you say Bhutan in sign language?
Where can I learn Bhutanese 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 Bhutan?
Wangsel Institute for the Deaf - Paro, Bhutan
Wangsel Institute for the Deaf, Drukgyel Paro, Bhutan
Additional sign language resources for Bhutan
We will update this section as more information becomes available.