People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Deaf in India

Deaf

Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
10,155,000 Indian Sign Language Hinduism 5.84 % Unknown Not available Not available   

Deaf in India

People Group Video [7]
Source:  General / OtherWatchDownload
 
Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
There are 10 to 15 million Deaf in India. The estimates vary according to how "deaf " is defined. There are 478 schools receiving government funding, and approximately 372 private schools for the Indian Deaf are scattered throughout India. The Indian Deaf population is not well connected or informed, and many Deaf people do not even know the names of all the schools or clubs for the Deaf within their own city.

Most schools use the oral approach in the classroom. It is a rare school that uses signs in the classroom. Rural Indian Deaf often do not receive an education due to being needed as laborers and the distance that must be traveled to go to school.

Most of the major organizations, gatherings ("clubs"), and schools for the Deaf are in the larger urban areas. Many Indian Deaf migrate to the cities for education and jobs. Jobs are likely to be either unskilled or a manual trade, if skilled. Male Indian Deaf are more likely to go to school and to stay in school longer than females. There are about sixty evangelistic Deaf churches in India, but they are mostly in the larger cities. The Deaf would benefit from a Bible training program that is geared to their needs. One organization has started such a training program in India.

Likewise, there is a need for qualified interpreters in medical fields, businesses and offices. Pastors and lay leaders who are qualified to work with the Deaf are often called to act as interpreters. That can be very time consuming and tiring for them.

CODAs (Children of Deaf Adults) serve as interpreters in most parts of the world. In India, however, CODA's usually are unqualified or unwilling to be interpreters. This is due to extended family households. Deaf parents tend to give hearing children to their grandparents to raise. Many CODA's do not admit to having Deaf parents, and they do not take part in the Indian Deaf Community as adults.

View Deaf in all countries.

Prayer Links  
PrayerGuard.net
 
Prayer Links
15 and Learning to Speak
  Submit Update:
Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
Maps
Submit Map:
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
 
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
ROP3 Code: 114916
Joshua Project People ID: 19007
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 10,155,000
Population all Countries: 46,464,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
Ethnic Code:
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Indian Sign Language
Language Code (ISO): ins    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
West Bengal Sign Language (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.82 % 
Christianity5.84 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions1.35 % 
Hinduism74.33 % 
Islam14.20 % 
Non-Religious0.48 % 
Other / Small2.98 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: Questionable translation need
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Text / Printed MatterDoor International
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
 
 
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit LinkingGlobalVoices.org for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
 
Data Notes
Data Sources
 
 

Deaf in India

Peoples
               
Geographic
Global                 Global
           
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
           
   
People Cluster
       
Region
   
    Deaf     South Asia    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      Deaf India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Deaf in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Indian Sign Language  
    Global    
Language
 
    All Religions                              
   
Religion
                             

Direct link:  http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?rog3=IN&peo3=19007