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BHUTAN: What sign languages are used in Bhutan?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


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

  • Dzongkha

  • Chöke (Classical Tibetan)

  • Chochangachakha

  • Lakha

  • Brokkat

  • Brokpa


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:

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


What Deaf organizations are located in Bhutan?

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Bhutan

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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