SOUTH KOREA: What sign languages are used in South Korea?
Updated: Mar 13
This article can help you answer the following questions:
Where is South Korea?
How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in South Korea?
There are an estimated 1,691,800 Deaf andHard of Hearing in the South Korea.
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 South Korea?
한국 수화 언어 or Korean Sign Language (Hanja: 韓國手話言語; RR: Hanguk Suhwa Eoneo or 한국 수어; 韓國手語; Hanguk Sueo)
Written / spoken languages in South Korea:
How do you say South Korea in sign language?
Where can I learn South Korean Sign Language online?
InterSign University offers online Korean Sign Language courses. Register here:
What Deaf organizations are located in South Korea?
Additional sign language resources for South Korea
We will update this section as more information becomes available.