Affinity Group: Deaf Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Deaf Peoples

People Cluster: Deaf

Language: Jamaican Country Sign Language - (jcs)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Jamaica

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Population: 290,000

Global Population: 290,000

PEID: 47778

ROP: 116642

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: No Evangelicals, Churches or Resources

Overview: The Deaf Jamaicans of Jamaica, numbering 290,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Deaf people cluster within the Deaf Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Jamaica. Their primary language is Jamaican Country Sign Language. The primary religion practiced by the Deaf Jamaicans is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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