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Basic information of the country/area
Name of the country/area Mongolia
Formal name of the country/area Mongolia
Country/area information The World Factbook (CIA)
Wikipedia (English)


Indigenous signs for "Mongolia"


Sign of country name "Mongolia" (Data offered by Deaf informants in Mongolia; movie made by Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies)

Illustrations in the literature

"Mongolia" (In: Japanese Federation of the Deaf ed. Supervisor: Hedberg, Tomas. 2003. Country name-signs. Helsinki, Finland: World Federation of the Deaf. 21.)

Spoken languages

Khalkha Mongol

Sign languages

Mongolian Sign Language

Population of Deaf/deaf people

Unknown number of Mongolian Sign Language users out of 10,000 to 147,330 deaf (1998)

Ethnologue web Edition

Legal status of sign languages

Organizations and associations of the Deaf/deaf

Mongolian Association of the Deaf (WFD member, cited from WFD website)

Institutes, associations and universities for sign language studies

National University of Mongolia

Education for the Deaf

EENET - Deafness and the Development of Communication Skills in Developing Countries Examples from Mongolia and Nepal

Learn to Play and Sign

Creatively learning the national sign language

Deaf communities and cultures

Religious activities by the Deaf

Famous Deaf persons and hearing persons concerned with sign languages

Sign language dictionaries

Ball, Linda G. Erdenebileg, B. Ganzorig et al. eds. 1995. Mongolyn dokhiony khelnii tol' = Mongolian sign language dictionary. (A product of the joint project by US Peace Corps Volunteers and their Mongolian partners, cited from the Embassy of Mongolia in USA )


Kobayashi, Masayuki. 2002. Deaf in Asia(11) : Mongolia. In: Sign Language Communication Studies (Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies, Japanese Federation of the Deaf) 43(2002.03) :74-77.

Dyssegaard, Birgit. 2000. Emerging educational programs for deaf students in Mongolia and Nepal: A special report. In: Patricia E. Spencer, Carol J. Erting and Marc Marschark eds. The Deaf Child in the Family and at School: Essays in Honor of Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans. 239-254

Now That’s a good sign! In : Peace Corps Times Winter 1995. 6.


History of sign language research



Sign Languages in Asia: Mongolia (Data offered by Deaf informants in Mongolia; movies made by Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies)

Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Mongolia

Homepage of Yümjiriin Mönkh-Amgalan

In-country training

Spotlight on Hearing Loss in Mongolia


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