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Deaf in Czechia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
21,000 Czech Sign Language Non-Religious 25.92 % Unknown No No   

Deaf in Czechia

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Introduction / History
There are approximately 10,000 Deaf in Czech Republic. There are no completely self-supporting Deaf churches. There is a general feeling of hopelessness and helplessness because of being stuck. Many Deaf have menial jobs because of a lack of adequate trade school opportunities and/or a lack of trained interpreters to go to higher education. Deaf associations and clubs play an important role in the lives of Czech Deaf because it is in these groups the Deaf are together and can combat oppression, have advocacy and national networking as well as networking with Deaf in other countries.

Sport teams are especially important to Czech Deaf so if mission agencies can focus on this sub population you have the potential for reaching the whole population for Christ. Deaf are an egalitarian culture and place a high value on community so outreach efforts should be geared to the whole group. Catholicism is so strong in the Czech Republic and many Czech are cynical and apathetic about Christianity so a special effort needs to be made to reach them in their heart language because there is little clear understanding among Czech Deaf. The cults have gone in and the people's hearts are hardened.

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Country: Czechia
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
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: 21,000
Population all Countries: 47,601,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
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Primary Language: Czech Sign Language (21,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cse    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity25.92 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.01 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.13 % 
Non-Religious71.41 % 
Other / Small2.52 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Text / Printed MatterDoor International
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Deaf in Czechia

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People Cluster
    Deaf     Europe, Eastern and Eurasia    
      Deaf Czechia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Deaf in Czechia          
      Religion Language  
      Non-Religious     Czech Sign Language  
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