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Deaf in Colombia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
249,000 Colombian Sign Language Christianity 94.42 % Unknown   

Deaf in Colombia

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Introduction / History
Deaf people in Colombia are a linguistic group, not an ethnic, racial, or tribal group. Ethnically they reflect a similar mixture to the general population: perhaps about 5% black, 20% white, and 70% mixed, and possibly 5% indigenous. There may be around 100,000 Deaf people in the country (about 0.2% of the general population, roughly 3 times the percentage for the developed world) but no one knows for sure, because no government agency counts the deaf.

What are their lives like?
They are found mostly in the lower socio-economic strata of society. Due to very inadequate education, many deaf are unemployed or under-employed and poor. Social pathologies of all kinds are more common among the deaf than among the general population: illiteracy, sexual abuse, divorce, teen-age pregnancy, prostitution, and homosexuality.
Very few deaf have meaningful relationships with their families, since few family members learn sign language. Especially in rural areas, many deaf are effectively household servants in their family homes.

What are their beliefs?
Few deaf have any active spiritual life. Churches with interpretation for the deaf are few, and deaf -led churches using sign language are even fewer. The deaf are low-hanging fruit for marginal groups. There are more deaf Jehovah's Witnesses than deaf Evangelicals.

What are their needs?
Due to very low reading levels, most deaf have no access to a written Bible they can understand in Spanish, their second language. Video translation into sign language has been done for some portions, but distribution and use have proven very difficult.

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Country: Colombia
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
Persecution Rank:47 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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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: 249,000
Population all Countries: 47,090,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
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Language
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Primary Language: Colombian Sign Language
Language Code (ISO): csn    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Providencia Sign Language (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity94.42 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions2.92 % 
Hinduism0.02 % 
Islam0.07 % 
Non-Religious2.40 % 
Other / Small0.16 % 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2006
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Colombian Sign Langu ...
Text / Printed MatterDoor International
 
 
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Deaf in Colombia

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