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HONDURAS: What sign languages are used in Honduras?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Honduras?


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

There are an estimated 325,850 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Honduras.

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.


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

  • Lengua de Señas Hondureñas (Honduran Sign Language, LESHO)

Written / spoken languages in Honduras:

  • Spanish

  • Lenca

  • Ch’orti’

  • Bay Island English

  • Garifuna

  • Tolupan

  • Tawahka or sumo

  • Paya

  • Miskitu

  • Matagalpa


How do you say Honduras in sign language?


Where can I learn Honduran 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 Honduras?

Asociación Nacional de Sordos de Honduras

Ministerios Sordos de Nueva Vida (New Life Deaf Ministry)

Iglesia de Sordos Nueva Vida (Deaf Church of New Life)

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Honduras

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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