Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Azerbaijan (Az…ôrbaycan)

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

Azerbaijani flag David Bar-TzurAzerbaijani flag

map of Azerbaijan

Flags: 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.

Note: Flag next to a link shows what language the website is in. This is sometimes obvious by what country the link is for or the fact that the title is in English. If I feel it may be ambiguous, I have tried to clarify by using a flag. This is done so that people can read sites in the language of their choice.

Deaf education & youth Deaf painting and sculpture Organizations

Deaf education & youth

DeafTODAY. (2005, January 31). Promoting deaf children's oral speech. President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Khanum Aliyeva on January 31 has visited the boarding school 1 in the Nizami district of Baku.

Photo album Azerbaijan - Kindergarten # 17 for Deaf and Dumb, Yasamal. See pp 29-30, for cute pictures of Deaf children.

Deaf painting and sculpture

Aliyev, Z. (1999, Summer). Azerbaijan's most prolific painter.


Azerbaijan Deaf Society is a member of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), an international, non-governmental, central organization of national associations of the Deaf. WFD's large membership reaches across many continents and emphasizes removing barriers to communication and improving the situation of sign language. Other major concerns include better education for people who are Deaf and improved access to information and services. Programs for better living conditions for people who are Deaf in developing countries have a high priority in the work of the federation. The WFD gives its member organizations encouragement and support in their efforts and offers its expertise when the organizations are launching new projects.