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:
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: https://www.intersignuniversity.com/sign-languages
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.
Additional sign language resources for Fiji
We will update this section as more information becomes available.