|Name of the country/area||Macau|
|Formal name of the country/area||Macau Special Administrative Region|
|Country/area information||The World Factbook (CIA)|
Indigenous signs for "Macau"
Illustrations in the literature
"Macau" (In: Japanese Federation of the Deaf ed. Supervisor: Hedberg, Tomas. 2003. Country name-signs. Helsinki, Finland: World Federation of the Deaf. 16.)
Population of Deaf/deaf people
Legal status of sign languages
Sign language has no officially recognized status. (Government Implementation of the Standard Rules As Seen By Member Organizations of World Federation of the Deaf – WFD : Macau Deaf Association, Macau , 1997.)
Organizations and associations of the Deaf/deaf
Institutes, associations and universities for sign language studies
Education for the deaf
Sign language interpretation
- Asia Pacific region survey from WASLI. 2007. WASLI Newsletter 2007 Issue 6. (See Bibliography below).
1.The number of sign language interpreters that are working:
2. The sign language in the country :
3. Spoken languages:
- Chinese, Portuguese, Cantonese
4. This country has some Interpreter training programmes.
5. The rates for using a sign language interpreter(given in US Dollars according the exchange rate 13/9/06):
- Per Hour : N/A
- Deaf People : No charge
- NGO’s : No charge
- Companies or Businesses : No charge
- Other : 13.00 to 26.00 per hour
Deaf communities and cultures
Religious activities by the Deaf
Famous Deaf persons and hearing persons concerned with sign languages
Sign language dictionaries
1992. Ao-men shou yü pien hui. Macao, China: The Chung Hsin.
WASLI (World Association of Sign Language Interpreters ). 2007. WASLI Newsletter 2007 Issue 6 Kampala, Uganda.
Kobayashi, Masayuki. 2000. Deaf in Asia(8) : Macao. In: Sign Language Communication Studies (Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies, Japanese Federation of the Deaf) 38(2000.12) :72-75.
History of sign language research
|Asia (general)||Asia (general)|
|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|