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HONG KONG: What sign languages are used in Hong Kong?




This article can help you answer the following questions:



 

Where is Hong Kong?




 


How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Hong Kong?


There are an estimated 247,400 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Hong Kong.




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 Hong Kong?


  • 香港手語 (Hong Kong Sign Language, HKSL)




Written / spoken languages in Hong Kong:

  • English

  • Cantonese

  • Native Yue dialects

  • Hakka

  • Minnan Chinese

  • Taishanese

  • Shanghainese

  • Mandarin


 

How do you say Hong Kong in sign language?




 

Where can I learn Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong?


Hong Kong Association of the Deaf

Hong Kong Host Lions Centre for the Deaf

Tseung Kwan O Multi-services Centre



Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for Hong Kong





We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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