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CAMBODIA: What sign languages are used in Cambodia?




This article can help you answer the following questions:



 

Where is Cambodia?




 


How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Cambodia?


There are an estimated 551,725 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Cambodia.




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 Cambodia?


  • Cambodian Sign Language (CBDSL)

  • American Sign Language (but modified to follow Khmer word order)




Written / spoken languages in Cambodia:

  • Khmer

  • Kuy

  • Por (Pear)

  • Somray

  • Chong

  • Suoy

  • Sa'och

  • Tampuan

  • Kaco'

  • Stieng

  • Mnong

  • Brao

  • Krung (Rade)

  • Sou (Laven)

  • Vietnamese


 

How do you say Cambodia in sign language?





 

Where can I learn Cambodian 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 Cambodia?


The Deaf Development Programme

manager@DDP-Cambodia.org

http://DDP-Cambodia.org

Description: The Deaf Development Programme works with deaf people 16 years old and above. Its six projects include: basic education; job training; sign language interpreting; deaf community


Krousar Thmey

education@krousar-thmey.org

communication@krousar-thmey.org

http://www.krousar-thmey.org

Description: Works with disadvantaged children in Cambodia. Website links to an on-line dictionary for Cambodian Sign Language.



Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for Cambodia






We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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