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From:  Jane Johnson
Date:  Mon Aug 16, 1999  11:22 am
Subject:  Re: How many signers in the world?


Hi Valerie,

I thought the 2% refered to the percent of Deaf people, not the percent that
actually sign. In many countries with low income and strong family ties and
social classes many of the Deaf do not interact with other Deaf people and
therefore don't learn a sign language.

Russell Johnson


>From: Valerie Sutton
>Reply-To: SignWriting List
>To: SignWriting List
>Subject: How many signers in the world?
>Date: Sun, 15 Aug 1999 22:10:33 -0700
>
>August 15, 1999
>
>Hello SignWriting List!
>
>How many people in the world (both Deaf and hearing) use a signed language?
>Does anyone know the current statistics?
>
>I am writing a report to a foundation, and I need the statistic for the
>report....
>
>A long time ago I read that approximately 2% of the world's population uses
>a signed language, but I wonder if that is true?
>
>Thanks in advance for your help -
>
>Valerie :-)
>
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1674 Re: How many signers in the world? Valerie Sutton Mon  8/16/1999

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