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INDONESIA: What sign languages are used in Indonesia?

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Indonesia?


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

There are an estimated 9,026,200 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Indonesia.

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 Indonesia?

There are more than 700 written and spoken languages in Indonesia.


How do you say Indonesia in sign language?


Where can I learn Indonesian Sign Language online?

InterSign University offers online Indonesian Sign Language (BISINDO) courses. Register here:

InterSign University offers many international sign language courses. Check them out here:


Where is the Deaf village in Indonesia?


What Deaf organizations are located in Indonesia?

Indonesian Association for the Welfare of the Deaf (IAWD)

Sehjira Deaf Foundation

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Indonesia

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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