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Deaf in Peru

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
163,000 Peruvian Sign Language Christianity 95.45 % Unknown No No   

Deaf in Peru

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Introduction / History
The Peruvian Deaf people can be found living in the poorer sections of the largest cities in Peru. Most live in Lima, the capital, where the majority of resources (though very limited) for the Deaf can be found. There are only two secondary schools in the whole country where the Deaf can learn through sign language but, after that, they are on their own. However, most Deaf Peruvians do not even finish school because they cannot afford to or they live too far away from established schools for the deaf. They need more interpreters who can assist them in hospitals, courts, churches, and schools, etc.

Most Peruvian Deaf people are unemployed or receive lower than minimum wage. Their life is a daily struggle of trying to understand and be understood. They are often looked down upon by hearing society. Sometimes there is even discrimination within their Deaf community based on the variation of signing that is used. Despite this, there is still a great deal of camaraderie among the deaf , often more so than with their biological families. The Deaf people look out for each other and consider each other as family, even if they've never met. They are known to travel long distances for Deaf gatherings.

When asked, the Deaf people in Peru said they adhered to the same religion as their parents, although they may not fully understand what that religion entails because they never had it explained to them through a language they clearly understood. The Deaf people who did understand their religious beliefs and practices were those who had been reached by the Jehovah's Witness and Evangelicals, who teach using a form of Peruvian Sign Language. Deaf Peruvians need people who can tell them about God and His great love for them through Peruvian Sign Language.

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Country: Peru
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
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: 163,000
Population all Countries: 46,464,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
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Primary Language: Peruvian Sign Language (163,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): prl    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.20 % 
Christianity95.45 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions1.47 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious2.78 % 
Other / Small0.10 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Deaf in Peru

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