Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Nepal (Nepala)

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

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map of Nepal

Flag: World flag database.
Map: - "search" for country, then "Digital Map Graphics").

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.

Avatar and Nepal.

Bar-Tzur, D. Indigenous signs for cities: Nepal.

Care & Fair. Siraha School for Deaf.

Deaf News around the World. (23 May 1999). Nepal's high incident Deafness. Click on article title.

DeafTODAY. (2004, December 25). Shakya seeks assistance for disabled children. President of the organising association Deepak Kumar Shakya called for opening a college for the deaf in order to provide the hearing-impaired the opportunity to gain higher education.

Enabling Education Network. Deafness and the development of communication skills in developing countries: Examples from Mongolia and Nepal.

Family Care Foundation. Family Volunteer Services of Nepal.

Giri, G. (1997, June). Disability and Refugees -The Example of Nepal. Notes on an example of good practice in relation to including disabled people in a refugee programme. The Jhapa Refugee programme is a good example of addressing disability within a refugee context. The following is a summary of the history and key components of the project which contribute towards its quality, impact and sustainability.

-->International bibliography of sign language. --> Click on "N", then on "Nepal Sign Language" or "Nepal Sign Language dictionary".

The Kathmandu Post. (15 January 2001). Scroll down to "Activists working for deaf urged to be united."

Nepalese Sign Language: A language of Nepal.

-->Sign, gesture, & deafness in South Asian & South-West Asian histories: A bibliography with annotation and excerpts from India; also from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma / Myanmar, Iraq, Nepal, Pakistan, Persia / Iran, & Sri Lanka. -->

South Asian linguistics - Sign languages (All dialects).

Sunsari Association of the Deaf.

Taylor, I. (October 1997). Dawnsign Press; ISBN-10: 0915035596, ISBN-13: 978-0915035595. Americans who have been learning lately about Deaf Culture in America will appreciate reading this book about Deaf people who are not as fortunate in overcoming discrimination or having a rich source of education available for them, and will understand where Deaf Americans have come from. A must-read for educators and advocates who want to undertand what Deaf people face in demanding equality in their lives. Written by a daughter of Deaf parents who saw first-hand what life is like in America, and then learned what it is like to be deaf in a country where Deaf people are not so fortunate. At the same time, the book shows the beauty of the country itself, their culture and customs through photographs made by the author when she took side trips from her base in Kathmandu.

World around You. (January-February 1998). Life looks up for deaf people at the top of the world.

World Deaf directory - Nepal.

World Federation of the Deaf membership information: Nepal National Federation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NFDH). Contact info only. Click on "N-R" and scroll down to the country name.