Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)

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

Papua New Guinea flag David Bar-TzurPapua New Guinea flag

map of Papua New Guinea

Flag: World flag database.
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.

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Deaf culture

warwers. (2008, January 18). new gvinea deaf.globe (international icon)Sign Language icon

Deaf education & youth

Gentle, F. (2006, May 11). Training for inclusive education, Papua New Guinea. The majority of the population lives in rural areas. This regional isolation has ensured the retention of the culture, language and customs of over 700 distinct indigenous tribes and clans. The PNG government is committed to inclusive education. It has embodied inclusive philosophy in its Special Education Ministerial Policy Statement (1994) and the Department of Education's National Special Education Plan 200408. The government is also a signatory to UNESCO's global mandate of Education for All by 2015. Inclusive education priorities include capacity building through pre-service and post-service special education teacher training.


World Federation of the Deaf membership information: Asociación de Sordos de Panamá. Contact info only. Click on "N-R" and scroll down to the country name.

Religion & Deafness

Palms Australia. Fiona Cairns Volunteering in Papua New Guinea.