BOLIVIA: What sign languages are used in Bolivia?
This article can help you answer the following questions:
Where is Bolivia?
How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Bolivia?
There are an estimated 385,210 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Bolivia.
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 Bolivia?
Lengua de Señas Bolivianas or Bolivian Sign Language
American Sign Language dialect
Written / spoken languages in Bolivia:
How do you say Bolivia in sign language?
Where can I learn Bolivian 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 Bolivia?
Asociación De Sordos Del BENI
Description: Association of Deaf People in Beni State
Creadi – Anet
Description: Center for the Deaf in Tarija State.
Esc. Julia Jiménez de Gutiérrez
Hna. Elva Maciel, Directora
Description: Rehabilitation & Training Centre in Santa Cruz State. [info confirmed w/third party]
Federación Boliviana de Sordos
Description: Charity for Ear and Hearing Care & other services
Additional sign language resources for Bolivia
We will update this section as more information becomes available.