Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Dominican Republic (República Dominicana)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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map of Dominican Republic

Flag: World flag database.
Map: - "search" for country, then "Digital Map Graphics"). OR
Map: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

For a quick, interesting resource for facts about this and other countries,
try Mystic Planet - The New Age directory of Planet Earth.

Note: A flag next to a link shows what language the website is in. If it is followed by this icon: (video camera: This links to a video), it is a video in that spoken language. A flag followed by Sign Language iconmeans it is in the sign language of that country. globe (international icon)Sign Language iconmeans there is International Gesture.

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Gerner de Garcia, Barbara: La comunidad sorda en desarollo en la Repœblica Dominicana. In: Pati–o A., Luz Myriam / Oviedo, Alejandro / Gerner de Garcia, Barbara (eds): El estilo sordo : Ensayos sobre comunidades y culturas de las personas sordas iberoamŽrica. Santiago de Cali : Universidad del Valle (2001) - pp. 131-137.

Gerner de Garcia, Barbara: The developing deaf community in the Dominican Republic. In: Erting, Carol J. et al (eds): The deaf way : perspectives from the International Conference on Deaf Culture. Washington, DC : Gallaudet Univ. Press (1994) - pp. 110-113.

Deaf education & youth

Facebook | Dominican Republic Deaf School.

Voice for the Deaf - School Today.

Lengua de signos dominicana (Dominican Sign Language)

Dominican Sign Language: A language of Dominican Republic.

Gerner de Garcia, Barbara: The emerging deaf community in the Dominican Republic: An ethnographic study. In: Lucas, Ceil (ed): Sign language research. Theoretical issues. (Proceedings of the International Conference, Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, II, May 18-21, 1988 at Gallaudet University). (International Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research) Washington : Gallaudet Univ. Press (1990) - pp. 259-272.


Centro Alternativo Experimental del Sordo (CAES). Contact information only.

World Federation of the Deaf membership information: Asociación Nacional de Sordos de la Republica Dominicana. Contact info only.

Religion & Deafness

Deaf Missions. (2007, May 11). Worship song.Dominican flagSign Language icon Lina signing worship song Easter week 2007 in the Dominican Republic at the Deaf church in Santiago.

ryanprouty. (2007, October 31). Voice for the Deaf, Dominican Republic.American flagSign Language iconPeggy Blevins, of Voice For the Deaf leads a school in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to help kids learn sign language and to help spread the Word of Christ.

Voice for the Deaf is a mission to Deaf Hispanics, founded by the Rev. Robert Bell, a Baptist minister and missionary, over 20 years ago. Both Deaf and hearing volunteers of VFD have worked side by side all over South America and the Caribbean to bring the good news of Jesus to Deaf people who have never had access to it before.