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Deaf in Romania


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
97,000 Romanian Sign Language Christianity 96.96 % Unknown No   

Deaf in Romania

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Introduction / History
The Deaf population in Romania is between twenty and thirty thousand people, according to the European Union of the Deaf. Major population centers include Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca. Association meetings, sports events, and other social gatherings are some of the reasons that Deaf people come together regularly.

Limbajul Semenelor Romanesc (Romanian Sign Language, abbreviated LSR) is used in their homes, at work and in places of worship. There is some variation in LSR in the following three regions: Transylvania (northwest), Moldavia (northeast), and Wallachia (south).

Deaf education is highly valued by the Deaf community; however, there is very little opportunity for this to occur. Teachers in Deaf schools are often hearing and teach in a combination of Romanian Sign Language and spoken or written Romanian. Most Deaf children; however, are integrated into the hearing school system with a limited number of Deaf students in one classroom. An increase in professional interpreters is needed.

The Associatia Nationala a Surzilor din Romania, the National Association of the Deaf in Romania (ANSR) is the leading Deaf organization in Romania. Their primary purpose is to increase opportunities for Deaf people to flourish in their Deaf culture through education and as a result see an increase in the quality of life.

A few materials have been produced in LSR such as: dictionaries, school materials, and DVD's (The Jesus Film). Deaf people in Romania have indicated that the two largest needs for materials are LSR educational materials and an LSR Bible translation.

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Country: Romania
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: 97,000
Population all Countries: 46,968,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
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Primary Language: Romanian Sign Language (97,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rms    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity96.96 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.03 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.58 % 
Non-Religious2.39 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
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 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: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Romanian Sign Langua ...
Text / Printed MatterDoor International
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Deaf in Romania

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    Deaf     Europe, Eastern and Eurasia    
      Deaf Romania    
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      Christianity     Romanian Sign Language  
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