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COLOMBIA: What sign languages are used in Colombia?

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Colombia?


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

There are an estimated 1,679,100 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Colombia.

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 Colombia?

  • Lengua de Señas Colombiana (LSC)

  • Lenguaje Manual Colombiáno or Colombian Sign Language

  • Providence Island Sign Language

Written / spoken languages in Colombia:


How do you say Colombia in sign language?


Where can I learn Colombian 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:


Where is the Deaf village in Colombia?


What Deaf organizations are located in Colombia?

Deaf Society of Bogota (Sociedad de Sordoes De Bogota)

Sense International (Latin America)

Description: Sense International works with deafblind people in developing countries so they can communicate, connect, interact, and flourish. Its Latin America branch works in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru.

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Colombia

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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