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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:

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



 


What Deaf organizations are located in Malaysia?


Kuala Lumpur Society for the Deaf


Malaysian Federation of the Deaf (MFD)


Pusat Majudiri Y (The YMCA Self-Reliance Center for the Deaf)



Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for Malaysia





We will update this section as more information becomes available.

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