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FIJI: What sign languages are used in Fiji?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Fiji?


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

There are an estimated 29,580 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Fiji.

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 Fiji?

  • Fiji Sign Language (FJSL)

Written / spoken languages in Fiji:

  • Fijian

  • English

  • Hindi


How do you say Fiji in sign language?


Where can I learn Fiji 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 Fiji?

Fiji Association of the Deaf

Description: Works to provide equal opportunity to deaf people so they can advocate for their own needs. It has organized deaf awareness and advocacy activities and sold copies of a Fiji Sign Language dictionary to the community.

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Fiji

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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