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GUYANA: What sign languages are used in Guyana?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Guyana?


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

There are an estimated 786,550 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Guyana.

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 Guyana?

Written / spoken languages in Guyana:

  • Guyanese Creole

  • Guyanese Hindustani

  • English

  • Macushi

  • Akawaio

  • Wai-Wai

  • Arawak (or Lokono)

  • Wapishana


How do you say Guyana in sign language?


Where can I learn Guyana 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 Guyana?

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Guyana

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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