|Name of the country/area||Bhutan|
|Formal name of the country/area||Kingdom of Bhutan|
|Country/area information||The World Factbook (CIA)|
Indigenous signs for "Bhutan"
Population of Deaf/deaf people
The National Government’s official number of Deaf people : 6170. (WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. : See Bibliography below.)
Legal status of sign languages
- Status of the National Sign Language(s) from WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. (See Bibliography below).
1. The recognition of the country's sign language is : developing now.
Organizations and associations of the Deaf/deaf
Institutes, associations and universities for sign language studies
Education for the deaf
Deaf Education Unit, Bhutan; established in 2004. (WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. : See Bibliography below.)
- Access to Education from WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. (See Bibliography below).
1.The government recognizes that Deaf children and Deaf students have the right to receive an education.
2.Legislation or policies on Deaf Education:
3.The government provides those educational settings for Deaf children and Deaf students:
- Primary (From 5/6 years old to 12/13 years old)
4.The government provides bilingual education using the country’s sign language(s) for Deaf children and Deaf students:
5.Total number of schools specifically for Deaf children and Deaf students in the country, and the educational approach for communicating with Deaf children and students at the Deaf School:
- Oral and sign lauguage (Total Communication)
6.Deaf people’s access to a University education and sign language interpreting services at University:
- We have not reached that level
- No sign language interpreting service
Sign language interpretation
- Status of Sign Language Interpreting Services from WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. (See Bibliography below).
1.The number of sign language interpreters in the country:
2.The provdier of the sign language interpreting services:
Deaf communities and cultures
Religious activities by the Deaf
Famous Deaf persons and hearing persons concerned with sign languages
Sign language dictionaries
The country does not have a sign language dictionary. (from WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. (See Bibliography below))
World Federation of the Deaf and Swedish National Association of the Deaf. 2008. Global Survey Report. WFD Regional Secretariat for Asia and the Pacific (WFD RSA/P). Global Education Pre-Planning Project on the Human Rights of Deaf People. World Federation of the Deaf. Finland.
History of sign language research
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|East Asia||China | Japan | Mongolia | North Korea | South Korea|
|Southeast Asia||Brunei | Cambodia | East Timor | Indonesia | Laos | Malaysia | Myanmar | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand | Vietnam|
|South Asia||Bangladesh | Bhutan | India | Maldives | Nepal | Pakistan | Sri Lanka|
|Areas and others||Hong Kong | Macau | Taiwan|