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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




Written / spoken languages in Bhutan

  • 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: 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 Bhutan?


Wangsel Institute for the Deaf - Paro, Bhutan

Wangsel Institute for the Deaf, Drukgyel Paro, Bhutan



Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for Bhutan







We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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