Deaf Bible Society Around the World

Deaf Bible Society funds and distributes Bible content in 17* sign languages and counting. Here you can see where we are serving local Deaf communities around the world. Today, no complete Bible exists in any sign language, but together with our friends and translation partners, we are working toward a world with God's Word in Every Sign Language.

American Sign Language
Burundian Sign Language
Colombian Sign Language
Ethiopian Sign Language
French Sign Language
Ghanian Sign Language
Indian (Andhra Pradesh) Sign Language
Indian (Karnataka) Sign Language
Indian (Kerala) Sign Language
Indian (Tamil Nadu) Sign Language
Japanese Sign Language
Kenyan Sign Language
Malaysian Sign Language
Myanmar (Yangon) Sign Language
Nigerian Sign Language
Tanzanian Sign Language
Ugandan Sign Language
American Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 3,160,000

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content and additional translation work is ongoing. A complete Bible is anticipated by 2020.

translation partner(s):

Indian Sign Languages

estimated number of signers: 2,163,900

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is stalled, awaiting funding.

translation partner(s):

Burundian Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 101,600

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is stalled, awaiting funding.

translation partner(s):

Colombian Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 483,200

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is stalled, awaiting funding.

translation partner(s):

Ethiopian Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 941,000

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is ongoing.

translation partner(s):

French Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 259,000

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is stalled, awaiting funding.

translation partner(s):

Ghanian Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 259,000

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is stalled, awaiting funding.

translation partner(s):

Japanese Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 1,273,000

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is stalled, awaiting funding.

translation partner(s):

Kenyan Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 443,500

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content and additional translation work is ongoing.

translation partner(s):

Malaysian Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 297,200

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is ongoing.

translation partner(s):

Myanmar (Yangon) Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 532,600

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is ongoing.

translation partner(s):

Nigerian Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 1,736,000

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is ongoing.

translation partner(s):

Tanzanian Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 492,500

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is stalled, awaiting funding.

translation partner(s):

Ugandan Sign Language

estimated number of signers: 375,800

is any bible content available now? Yes

what's happening now? Active distribution and engagement efforts are underway for the existing content. Additional translation work is stalled, awaiting funding.

translation partner(s):

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