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SOUTH KOREA: What sign languages are used in South Korea?

Updated: Jun 30




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:

  • Korean


 

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?



Korean Association of the Deaf

kdeaf@chol.com

kdeaf@chollian.net

http://www.deafkorea.com


Source: Gallaudet

 

Additional sign language resources for South Korea








We will update this section as more information becomes available.


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