MALAYSIA: What sign languages are used in Malaysia?
This article can help you answer the following questions:
Where is Malaysia?
How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Malaysia?
There are an estimated 1,068,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Malaysia.
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 Malaysia?
Kuala Lumpur Sign Language (descended from American Sign Language)
Penang Sign Language
Selangor Sign Language
Chinese Sign Language
Malaysian Sign Language (strongly derived from American Sign Language)
Written / spoken languages in Malaysia:
How do you say Malaysia in sign language?
Where can I learn Malay 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 Malaysia?
Pusat Majudiri Y (The YMCA Self-Reliance Center for the Deaf)
Additional sign language resources for Malaysia
We will update this section as more information becomes available.