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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afghanistan364,000Y0.05 %Y1 IslamAfghan Sign Language  T
Albania15,000Y30.47 %2 IslamAlbanian Sign Language  T
Algeria210,000Y0.28 %Y1 IslamAlgerian Sign Language M
Deaf of Algeria
 
American Samoa300Y95.10 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Andorra200Y90.78 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Angola308,000Y94.09 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknownP
Deaf
  
Antigua and Barbuda500Y92.51 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Argentina223,000Y89.28 %3 ChristianityArgentine Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Armenia15,000Y94.43 %3 ChristianityArmenian Sign Language   
Aruba800Y92.93 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Australia50,000Y69.50 %3 ChristianityAuslan  T
Austria18,000Y82.57 %3 ChristianityAustrian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Azerbaijan74,000Y2.74 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknownP
Deaf
  
Bahamas2,000Y94.65 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Bahrain3,100Y9.81 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Bangladesh1,248,000Y0.66 %Y1 IslamWest Bengal Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Barbados1,400Y94.94 %3 ChristianityAmerican Sign Language   
Belarus47,000Y70.53 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Belgium23,000Y62.72 %3 ChristianityFrench Belgian Sign Language   
Belize1,900Y83.94 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknownP
Deaf
  
Benin115,000Y39.89 %2 ChristianityAmerican Sign Language   
Bermuda300Y90.54 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Bhutan6,100Y2.11 %Y1 BuddhismLanguage unknown  T
Bolivia84,000Y90.97 %3 ChristianityBolivian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Bosnia-Herzegovina18,000Y40.98 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Botswana17,000Y65.56 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Brazil1,054,000Y91.40 %3 ChristianityBrazilian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Brunei2,200Y11.39 %2 IslamLanguage unknown  T
Bulgaria35,000Y79.91 %3 ChristianityBulgarian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Burkina Faso198,000Y20.69 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Burundi112,000Y90.46 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknownP
Deaf
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Cambodia122,000Y3.13 %Y1 BuddhismLanguage unknown  T
Cameroon247,000Y53.80 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown  T
Canada74,000Y72.07 %3 ChristianityAmerican Sign Language   
Cape Verde4,100Y94.56 %3 ChristianityPortuguese Sign Language  T
Cayman Islands500Y77.11 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Central African Republic47,000Y76.37 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Chad154,000Y38.46 %2 IslamChadian Sign Language   
Chile36,000Y87.23 %3 ChristianityChilean Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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China7,075,000Y7.92 %2 Non-ReligiousChinese Sign LanguageP
Deaf
  
China, Hong Kong15,000Y12.41 %2 Ethnic ReligionsHong Kong Sign Language   
China, Macau3,200Y5.35 %2 Ethnic ReligionsLanguage unknown   
Colombia247,000Y94.42 %3 ChristianityColombian Sign LanguageP
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Comoros8,300Y0.93 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Congo, Democratic Republic of840,000Y92.15 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Congo, Republic of the54,000Y89.72 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Costa Rica25,000Y93.94 %3 ChristianityCosta Rican Sign Language   
Côte d'Ivoire249,000Y33.64 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Croatia8,300Y91.96 %3 ChristianityCroatia Sign Language   
Cuba57,000Y56.53 %3 ChristianityCuba Sign Language   
Curacao1,200Y86.00 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Cyprus2,400Y72.42 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Czechia21,000Y25.92 %2 Non-ReligiousCzech Sign LanguageP
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Denmark12,000Y85.29 %3 ChristianityDanish Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Djibouti9,700Y1.75 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Dominica600Y91.75 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Dominican Republic82,000Y94.35 %3 ChristianityDominican Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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East Timor9,900Y87.39 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown  T
Ecuador84,000Y94.45 %3 ChristianityEcuadorian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Egypt745,000Y12.83 %2 IslamEgyptian Sign Language   
El Salvador48,000Y94.63 %3 ChristianitySalvadoran Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Equatorial Guinea9,900Y90.00 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Eritrea52,000Y47.31 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Estonia2,600Y45.30 %2 Non-ReligiousEstonian Sign Language   
Ethiopia1,075,000Y60.68 %3 ChristianityEthiopian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Faroe Islands200Y90.59 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Fiji4,600Y65.05 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknownP
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Finland11,000Y83.75 %3 ChristianityFinnish Sign Language   
France130,000Y61.14 %3 ChristianityFrench Sign Language   
French Guiana2,900Y91.25 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
French Polynesia2,100Y92.25 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Gabon16,000Y79.35 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Gambia22,000Y4.48 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknownP
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Georgia20,000Y78.67 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Germany165,000Y64.25 %3 ChristianityGerman Sign Language   
Ghana221,000Y63.40 %3 ChristianityGhanaian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Greece22,000Y91.46 %3 ChristianityGreek Sign Language M
Deaf of Greece
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Greenland100Y96.56 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Grenada500Y93.70 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknownP
Deaf
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Guadeloupe3,100Y94.09 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Guam800Y96.69 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Guatemala129,000Y96.12 %3 ChristianityGuatemalan Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Guinea131,000Y4.47 %Y1 IslamGuinean Sign Language   
Guinea-Bissau19,000Y10.90 %2 IslamLanguage unknown  T
Guyana5,900Y52.68 %3 ChristianityEnglish   
Haiti111,000Y95.12 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Honduras71,000Y96.64 %3 ChristianityHonduras Sign LanguageP
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Hungary19,000Y87.99 %3 ChristianityHungarian Sign LanguageP
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Iceland700Y90.60 %3 ChristianityIcelandic Sign Language   
India10,155,000Y5.84 %2 HinduismIndian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Indonesia2,001,000Y15.85 %2 IslamIndonesian Sign LanguageP
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Iran410,000Y0.51 %Y1 IslamPersian Sign LanguageP
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Iraq295,000Y1.59 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Ireland9,600Y91.72 %3 ChristianityIrish Sign Language   
Isle of Man200Y65.00 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Israel17,000Y2.04 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsIsraeli Sign LanguageP
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Italy119,000Y82.38 %3 ChristianityItalian Sign Language  T
Jamaica14,000Y82.91 %3 ChristianityJamaican Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Japan254,000Y1.54 %Y1 BuddhismJapanese Sign Language  T
Jordan50,000Y2.24 %Y1 IslamJordanian Sign LanguageP
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Kazakhstan92,000Y12.15 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Kenya382,000Y82.61 %3 ChristianityKenyan Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Kiribati (Gilbert)900Y98.50 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Korea, North256,000Y1.48 %Y1 Non-ReligiousLanguage unknown  T
Korea, South102,000Y30.95 %2 Non-ReligiousKorean Sign Language  T
Kosovo14,000Y7.00 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Kuwait8,400Y13.79 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Kyrgyzstan46,000Y5.27 %2 IslamRussian Sign Language   
Laos70,000Y3.38 %Y1 BuddhismLaos Sign Language   
Latvia3,900Y60.00 %3 ChristianityLatvian Sign Language   
Lebanon30,000Y31.97 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Lesotho23,000Y89.31 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Liberia49,000Y41.43 %2 Ethnic ReligionsAmerican Sign LanguageP
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Libya32,000Y2.64 %Y1 IslamLibyan Sign Language   
Liechtenstein80Y79.16 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Lithuania5,800Y85.36 %3 ChristianityLithuanian Sign Language   
Luxembourg1,200Y81.63 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Macedonia10,000Y65.50 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Madagascar263,000Y53.53 %3 ChristianityMadagascar Sign LanguageP
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Malawi192,000Y76.00 %3 ChristianityMalawian Sign Language   
Malaysia160,000Y9.43 %2 IslamMalaysian Sign LanguageP
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Maldives2,200Y0.17 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Mali191,000Y2.64 %Y1 IslamTebul Sign Language  T
Malta900Y96.82 %3 ChristianityMaltese Sign Language   
Marshall Islands400Y97.10 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Martinique2,900Y95.80 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Mauritania45,000Y0.25 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Mauritius6,300Y32.71 %2 HinduismMauritian Sign Language   
Mayotte2,600Y1.64 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Mexico654,000Y95.03 %3 ChristianityMexican Sign LanguageP
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Micronesia, Federated States800Y96.65 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Moldova30,000Y73.36 %3 ChristianityMoldova Sign Language   
Monaco80Y84.78 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Mongolia16,000Y1.72 %Y1 BuddhismMongolian Sign Language   
Montenegro1,300Y77.05 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Morocco271,000Y0.09 %Y1 IslamMoroccan Sign Language   
Mozambique305,000Y46.48 %2 ChristianityMozambican Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Deaf of Mozambique
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Myanmar (Burma)404,000Y8.98 %2 BuddhismLanguage unknownP
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Namibia19,000Y91.44 %3 ChristianityNamibian Sign Language   
Nepal222,000Y2.85 %Y1 HinduismNepalese Sign LanguageP
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Netherlands34,000Y46.55 %2 Non-ReligiousSign Language of the Netherlan   
New Caledonia2,100Y80.65 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
New Zealand9,500Y53.20 %3 ChristianityNew Zealand Sign Language  T
Nicaragua47,000Y97.32 %3 ChristianityNicaraguan Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Niger223,000Y0.33 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Nigeria1,959,000Y51.26 %3 ChristianityNigerian Sign LanguageP
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Northern Mariana Islands300Y85.20 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknownP
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Norway11,000Y91.08 %3 ChristianityNorwegian Sign Language   
Oman24,000Y2.76 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Pakistan1,506,000Y2.45 %Y1 IslamPakistan Sign Language  T
Panama21,000Y90.54 %3 ChristianityPanamanian Sign LanguageP
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Papua New Guinea84,000Y95.84 %3 ChristianityPapua New Guinean Sign Languag   
Paraguay52,000Y96.30 %3 ChristianityParaguayan Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Peru163,000Y95.45 %3 ChristianityPeruvian Sign LanguageP
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Philippines799,000Y92.25 %3 ChristianityFilipino Sign LanguageP
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Poland76,000Y89.63 %3 ChristianityPolish Sign Language   
Portugal21,000Y94.40 %3 ChristianityPortuguese Sign LanguageP
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Puerto Rico27,000Y95.28 %3 ChristianityPuerto Rican Sign LanguageP
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Qatar5,400Y5.91 %2 IslamLanguage unknown  T
Reunion8,800Y86.96 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Romania98,000Y96.96 %3 ChristianityRomanian Sign LanguageP
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Russia288,000Y66.90 %3 ChristianityRussian Sign LanguageP
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Rwanda125,000Y89.12 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Saint Kitts and Nevis300Y92.95 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Saint Lucia900Y95.08 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Samoa1,000Y96.60 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
São Tomé and Príncipe1,600Y87.55 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Saudi Arabia168,000Y5.43 %2 IslamSaudi Arabian Sign Language  T
Senegal163,000Y6.42 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Serbia34,000Y80.37 %3 ChristianityYugoslavian Sign Language   
Seychelles500Y96.09 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Sierra Leone77,000Y13.15 %2 IslamSierra Leone Sign Language   
Singapore12,000Y16.04 %2 BuddhismSingapore Sign Language  T
Sint Maarten300Y89.00 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Slovakia11,000Y93.34 %3 ChristianitySlovakian Sign LanguageP
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Slovenia4,200Y54.18 %3 ChristianityYugoslavian Sign Language   
Solomon Islands6,200Y95.80 %3 ChristianitySolomon Islands Sign Language   
Somalia152,000Y0.33 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown  T
South Africa430,000Y75.24 %3 ChristianitySouth African Sign LanguageP
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South Sudan129,000Y60.50 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknownP
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Spain93,000Y77.13 %3 ChristianitySpanish Sign LanguageP
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Sri Lanka105,000Y8.38 %2 BuddhismSri Lankan Sign Language   
St Vincent and Grenadines600Y90.10 %3 ChristianityAmerican Sign LanguageP
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Sudan415,000Y5.00 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknownP
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Suriname2,800Y49.57 %2 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Swaziland14,000Y84.68 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Sweden20,000Y57.20 %3 ChristianitySwedish Sign Language   
Switzerland17,000Y75.76 %3 ChristianitySwiss-German Sign Language  T
Syria183,000Y6.34 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Taiwan47,000Y5.82 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTaiwan Sign LanguageP
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Tajikistan68,000Y1.04 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Tanzania591,000Y54.07 %3 ChristianityTanzanian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Thailand346,000Y1.10 %Y1 BuddhismThai Sign LanguageP
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Togo80,000Y45.38 %2 ChristianityFrench Sign Language   
Tonga500Y95.76 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Trinidad and Tobago6,900Y65.59 %3 ChristianityTrinidad and Tobago Sign Langu   
Tunisia58,000Y0.22 %Y1 IslamTunisian Sign Language  T
Turkey410,000Y0.21 %Y1 IslamTurkish Sign Language  T
Turkmenistan44,000Y1.83 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Turks and Caicos Islands300Y90.35 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Uganda443,000Y84.74 %3 ChristianityUgandan Sign LanguageP
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Ukraine220,000Y79.01 %3 ChristianityUkrainian Sign LanguageP
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United Arab Emirates19,000Y8.55 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
United Kingdom133,000Y59.66 %3 ChristianityBritish Sign Language   
United States654,000Y77.62 %3 ChristianityAmerican Sign Language   
Uruguay17,000Y64.69 %3 ChristianityUruguayan Sign Language  T
Uzbekistan162,000Y0.75 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknownP
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Vanuatu2,100Y94.08 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Venezuela162,000Y84.54 %3 ChristianityVenezuelan Sign Language  T
Vietnam724,000Y9.43 %2 BuddhismHanoi Sign LanguageP
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Virgin Islands (U.S.)500Y94.95 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
West Bank / Gaza38,000Y1.61 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown  T
Western Sahara5,700Y0.00 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Yemen289,000Y0.08 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Zambia132,000Y86.95 %3 ChristianityZambian Sign Language   
Zimbabwe169,000Y77.99 %3 ChristianityZimbabwe Sign Language   
Totals:  216 Countries 46,464,000 216     39 2 Christianity   64 3 79
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