LAOS: What sign languages are used in Laos?
This article can help you answer the following questions:
Where is Laos?
How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Laos?
There are an estimated 240,090 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Laos.
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 Laos?
Written / spoken languages in Laos:
How do you say Laos in sign language?
Where can I learn Laotian 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:
What Deaf organizations are located in Laos?
Laos Disabled People’s Association
Rehabilitation Section in Savannakhet; School for the Deaf Unit
Additional sign language resources for Laos
We will update this section as more information becomes available.