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Deaf in Brazil

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,054,000 Brazilian Sign Language Christianity 91.40 % Unknown No   

Deaf in Brazil

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Introduction / History
Deaf people are scattered throughout Brazil, within every ethnicity and social stratus of the sociologically complex nation. Deaf schools pepper the country as well, but few of these work from a Christian base. When this project has been presented, secular and Christian schools have shown eager enthusiasm for having the Scripture materials to be used in their schools.
The Deaf population of Brazil uses LIBRAS (Lingua Brasileira de Sinais, or Brazilian Sign Language) as their first language. These people are a microcosm of the nation, coming from both indigenous Brazilians and from among the many major worldwide ethnicities that have immigrated into Brazil in the past 200 years.

Although their racial backgrounds differ, the Deaf in Brazil share more in common with one another than they do with the wider hearing population. Because there are more opportunities for education and employment for the Deaf in urban areas, many families with Deaf children move from the countryside into cities.

Companies are legally required to maintain a certain percentage of physically challenged employees, but many businesses circumvent or ignore the laws. This practice limits the real opportunities available to the Deaf , and as a result, forces many into low-salaried positions creating a Deaf community majority with serious economic problems.

There are no accurate statistics about the number of Christians among the Deaf in Brazil. The populous as a whole embraces religion, which includes a majority who consider themselves Catholics, although many accept mystical, occult or traditional religious rituals alongside Christian professions.

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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: Latin America
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:All states and regions of Brazil
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
ROP3 Code: 114916
Joshua Project People ID: 19007
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,054,000
Population all Countries: 46,464,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
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Language
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Primary Language: Brazilian Sign Language (1,054,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bzs    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.26 % 
Christianity91.40 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions5.48 % 
Hinduism0.01 % 
Islam0.29 % 
Non-Religious2.24 % 
Other / Small0.32 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
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Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Brazilian Sign Langu ...
Text / Printed MatterDoor International
 
 
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Deaf in Brazil

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