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:
Kikongo ya leta
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:
What Deaf organizations are located in DR Congo?
Additional sign language resources for DR Congo
We will update this section as more information becomes available.