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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:

  • English

  • English patois


 

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:

https://intersign-university.thinkific.com/collections?category=courses


 

Where the Deaf village in Jamaica?



The Jamaican Deaf Village (JDV) in Mandeville, Jamaica


 


What Deaf organizations are located in Jamaica?


Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf


Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for Jamaica





We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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