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IRAQ: What sign languages are used in Iraq?

This article can help you answer the following questions:


Where is Iraq?


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

There are an estimated 1,327,300 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Iraq.

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 Iraq?

Written / spoken languages in Iraq:

  • Arabic

  • Kurdish

  • Turkmen

  • Syriac

  • Armenian


How do you say Iraq in sign language?


Where can I learn Iraqi 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 Iraq?

Source: Gallaudet


Additional sign language resources for Iraq

We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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