EL SALVADOR: What sign languages are used in El Salvador?
This article can help you answer the following questions:
What additional sign language resources are there for El Salvador?
Where is El Salvador?
How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in El Salvador?
There are an estimated 214,040 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the El Salvador.
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 El Salvador?
Lengua de Señas Salvadoreñas (LESSA) or Salvadoran Sign Language (SSL)
Written / spoken languages in El Salvador:
Nawat (about 500 native speakers among Pipil people in the western part of the country)
Arabic (among Palestinian Salvadorans)
How do you say El Salvador in sign language?
Where can I learn Salvadoran 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 El Salvador?
Asociación Salvadoreña de Sordo
Additional sign language resources for El Salvador
We will update this section as more information becomes available.