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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: 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 Fiji?



Fiji Association of the Deaf

fijideaf@connect.com.fj

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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