INDONESIA: What sign languages are used in Indonesia?
Updated: Apr 21
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?
Bahasa Isyarat Indonesia (BISINDO) or Indonesian Sign Language
Malaysian Sign Language dialect
Kata Kolok (also known as Benkala Sign Language and Balinese Sign Language)
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:
Big Course: Coming Soon! https://intersign-university.thinkific.com/collections?q=indonesia
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
Additional sign language resources for Indonesia
We will update this section as more information becomes available.