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Deaf in Brunei

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,200 Language unknown Islam 11.39 % Unknown No No   

Deaf in Brunei

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Introduction / History
The population in Brunei is very small (2-300,000), consequently the number of Deaf is very small also. There is no schooling provided for the Deaf in Brunei, including kindergarten. If the parents can afford it they send their children to the Penang School for the Deaf in Malaysia.

There was an excellent program developed by the ENT doctor and some colleagues at the hospital in Brunei for the detection and treatment of deaf ness in small children.

All babies born at the hospital were screened at birth for deaf ness, and those who proved to have hearing loss were entered into the program. A specialist in sign language was hired from Malaysia to work with the children. The children were regularly seen by the medical specialist, and their progress was followed closely.

The sign language specialist taught the children Malaysian Sign Language from birth up to 5 years of age. She also visited the homes, as the distances are not great. At age five the children were released from the program and sent to a hearing kindergarten. There was no further help extended to children after that.

About 10 years ago a Canadian lady working in Brunei tried to persuade the government to allow a kindergarten to be opened in the country for the Deaf children, but the government refused. Subsequently the economy in the country suddenly took a turn for the worse and all work with the Deaf was threatened as a result.

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Country: Brunei
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:37 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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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: 2,200
Population all Countries: 46,968,000
Least-Reached: No
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
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Primary Language: Language unknown (2,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): Unknown     
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism8.90 % 
Christianity11.39 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions11.90 % 
Hinduism0.73 % 
Islam65.31 % 
Non-Religious1.50 % 
Other / Small0.27 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Deaf in Brunei

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Deaf     Asia, Southeast    
      Deaf Brunei    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Deaf in Brunei          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Language unknown  
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