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DR CONGO: What sign languages are used in DR Congo?




This article can help you answer the following questions:



 

Where is DR Congo?




 


How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in DR Congo?


There are an estimated 2,955,500 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the DR Congo.




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 DR Congo?


  • Congolese Sign Language

  • Francophone African Sign Language (LSAF)

  • American Sign Language dialect

  • French Sign Language (LSF)





Written / spoken languages in DR Congo:

  • French

  • Kikongo ya leta

  • Lingala

  • Swahili

  • Tshiluba


 

How do you say DR Congo in sign language?





 

Where can I learn Congolese 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 DR Congo?



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Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for DR Congo






We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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