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Basic information of the country/area
Name of the country/area Bangladesh
Formal name of the country/area People's Republic of Bangladesh
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Wikipedia (English)


Indigenous signs for "Bangladesh"

Illustrations in the literature

"Bangladesh" (In: Japanese Federation of the Deaf ed. Supervisor: Hedberg, Tomas. 2003. Country name-signs. Helsinki, Finland: World Federation of the Deaf. 18.)

Spoken languages


Sign languages

Bengali Sign Language

Indian Sign Language

Population of Deaf/deaf people

Legal status of sign languages

Organizations and associations of the Deaf/deaf

Bangladesh National Federation of the Deaf (BNFD) (WFD member)

Institutes, associations and universities for sign language studies

Education for the deaf

Deaf communities and cultures

Religious activities by the Deaf

Famous Deaf persons and hearing persons concerned with sign languages

Sign language dictionaries

1994. Bengali sign language dictionary. Sutrapur, Dhaka: National Centre for Special Education, Ministry of Social Welfare.(Monjur Momtaj contributed as a teacher of a school for the deaf).

Bangladesh Sign Language Committee eds. Bengali Sign Language Dictionary.


Löwe, Armin. 1998. Deutsche Hilfe für hörgeschädigte Kinder in Bangladesch. 1985-1997: Ein Rückblick auf zwölf Jahre. In: Hörgeschädigtenpädagogik 52/5:281-294

Dhalee, Stephen P. 1994. Discrimination against deaf people in Bangladesh. In: Carol J. Erting, Robert C. Johnson, Dorothy L. Smith and Bruce D. Snider eds. The Deaf Way: Perspectives from the International Conference on Deaf Culture. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press. 788-790

Loewe, Armin. 1993. Personal experiences in the early identification, early diagnosis, and early educational management of hearing loss in children in partnership between Federal Republic of Germany and India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In : International Journal of. Special. Education. . 8: 46–54.


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