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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Tue Aug 17, 1999  3:41 pm
Subject:  Re: How many signers in the world?


> The number we usually throw around in Taiwan is 40,000 Deaf people out
>of a total population of about 21,000,000. Actually, that number was based
>on the old .2 percent of the population being Deaf. I believe the figure
>you were thinking about, Valerie, was .2 percent. *Two* percent would be
>one out of every fifty people! I don't think so. One out of every 500
>people sounds about right.
>
> - Wayne

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Thanks Wayne - are you saying that you guess that one out of every 500
people in the world use a signed language? Like interpreters, teachers,
parents, hearing siblings, hearing people interested in learning signs, and
the Deaf communities?

Valerie ;-)


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