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DENMARK: What sign languages are used in Denmark?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Denmark?


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

There are an estimated 191,400 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Denmark.

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 Denmark?

  • Dansk Tegnsprog (DTS)

Written / spoken languages in Denmark:

  • Danish

  • Faroese

  • German

  • Greenlandic


How do you say Denmark in sign language?


Where can I learn Danish 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:


What Deaf organizations are located in Denmark?

Danske Døves Landsforbund

Description: Promotes better living conditions for deaf people and fights for the right to education, employment, and accessibility. Has 18 local deaf associations in Denmark.

Danish Center for Congenitally DeafBlind People

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Denmark

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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