JAMAICA: What sign languages are used in Jamaica?
This article can help you answer the following questions:
Where is Jamaica?
How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Jamaica?
There are an estimated 95,500 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Jamaica.
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 Jamaica?
Konchri Sain (Jamaican Country Sign Language, KS)
Jamaican Sign Language (JSL)
American Sign Language dialect
Written / spoken languages in Jamaica:
How do you say Jamaica in sign language?
Where can I learn Jamaica 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:
Where the Deaf village in Jamaica?
The Jamaican Deaf Village (JDV) in Mandeville, Jamaica
What Deaf organizations are located in Jamaica?
Additional sign language resources for Jamaica
We will update this section as more information becomes available.