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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: 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 Denmark?


Danske Døves Landsforbund

ddl@deaf.dk

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


Information Center for Acquired DeafBlindness

dbcent@dbcent.dk


The Danish Sign Language Council



Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for Denmark







We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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