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:
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:
What Deaf organizations are located in Cambodia?
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
Description: Works with disadvantaged children in Cambodia. Website links to an on-line dictionary for Cambodian Sign Language.
Additional sign language resources for Cambodia
We will update this section as more information becomes available.