Translations of WG Question Sets

The Washington Group Short Set, Extended Set and Short-Set Enhanced Question Sets have been translated into the official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) and two other commonly used languages (Portuguese as used in Brazil and Portugal and Vietnamese). The translations were done by professional translators and where possible reviewed by WG members.  Please inform the WG secretariat concerning any errors in the translations.  

Click on the language option to choose the translation of choice, then click the required question set to access the translations.  

  • The Washington Group Short Set on Functioning (WG-SS)

    Language: English
  • The Washington Group Short Set on Functioning – Enhanced: Question Specifications

    Language: English
  • The Washington Group Extended Set on Functioning (WG-ES)

    Language: English
  • Arabic: مجموعة الأسئلة القصیرة الخاصة بفریق واشنطن حول الإعاقة (WG-SS)

    Language: Arabic
  • Arabic: تمھید إلى مجموعة الأسئلة المف ّصلة: (WG-SS Enhanced)

    Language: Arabic
  • Arabic: مجموعة الأسئلة المفصلة المتعلقة بتأدية الوظائف (WG-ES)

    Language: Arabic
  • Chinese: 华盛顿工作团关于残疾情况的简短问卷 (WG-SS)

    Language: Chinese
  • Chinese: 下面几个问题是想了解你因为健康原因从事某些活动时是否有困难 (WG-SS Enhanced)

    Language: Chinese
  • Chinese: 华盛顿小组 详细功能问题集(WG-ES)

    Language: Chinese
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Lista curta de perguntas sobre deficiências do Grupo de Washington (WG-SS)

    Language: Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Conjunto de Perguntas sobre Funcionalidade do Grupo de Washington (WG-SS Enhanced)

    Language: Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Conjunto Ampliado de Perguntas sobre Funcionalidade do Grupo de Washington (WG-ES)

    Language: Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal): O pequeno conjunto de perguntas sobre deficiência do Washington Group (WG-SS)

    Language: Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Portuguese (Portugal): Conjunto Alargado de Funcionalidade do Washington Group (WG-SS Enhanced)

    Language: Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Portuguese (Portugal): Conjunto Alargado de Funcionalidade do Washington Group (WG-ES)

    Language: Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Russian: Краткий набор вопросов по инвалидности Вашингтонской группы (WG-SS)

    Language: Russian
  • Russian: Краткий набор вопросов по инвалидности Вашингтонской группы (WG-SS Enhanced)

    Language: Russian
  • Russian: Вашингтонская группа Расширенный опросник по функциональным способностям (WG-ES)

    Language: Russian
  • Spanish: Lista breve de preguntas sobre la discapacidad del Grupo de Washington (WG-SS)

    Language: Spanish
  • Spanish: Lista breve de preguntas sobre la discapacidad del Grupo de Washington (WG-SS Enhanced)

    Language: Spanish
  • Spanish: Lista ampliada de preguntas sobre funcionamiento del Grupo de Washington (WG-ES)

    Language: Spanish
  • Vietnamese: Bộ Câu Hỏi Ngắn của Washington Group về Tình Trạng Khuyết Tật (WG-SS)

    Language: Vietnamese
  • Vietnamese: Bộ Câu Hỏi Ngắn của Washington Group về Tình Trạng Khuyết Tật (WG-SS Enhanced)

    Language: Vietnamese
  • Vietnamese: Bộ câu hỏi Mở rộng về Thực hiện Hoạt động của Nhóm Washington (WG-ES)

    Language: Vietnamese
  • Spanish: ILO Módulo sobre discapacidad para encuestas de población activa del Grupo de Washington y la OIT

    Language: Spanish
  • Arabic: ILO فر#ق واشنطن / منظمة العمل الدولية

    Language: Arabic
  • Chinese: ILO 华盛顿小组/国际劳工组织(ILO)

    Language: Chinese
  • Portuguese: ILO Washington Group/OIT Módulo sobre Incapacidade do Inquérito à Força de Trabalho (LFS-DM)

    Language: Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Brazil: ILO Módulo sobre Deficiências para Pesquisas sobre a Força de Trabalho do Grupo de Washington/OIT (LFS-DM)

    Language: Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Russian: ILO Вашингтонская группа/МОТ Модуль обследования рабочей силы по инвалидности (МО-РСИ)

    Language: Russian
  • Vietnamese: ILO Mô-đun về Khuyết Tật Trong Khảo Sát Lực Lượng Lao Động (LFS-DM) của Nhóm Washington/ ILO

    Language: Vietnamese
  • The Washington Group / ILO Labor Force Survey Disability Module (LFS-DM)

    Language: English
  • French: Petit ensemble de questions sur le handicap du Groupe de Washington (WG-SS)

    Language: French
  • French: Petit ensemble de questions sur le handicap du Groupe de Washington (WG-SS Enhanced)

    Language: French
  • French: Le Groupe de Washington Questionnaire détaillé sur le fonctionnement (WG-ES)

    Language: French
  • French: ILO Le Groupe de Washington et l’Organisation internationale du Travail Module consacré au handicap dans les enquêtes sur la population active

    Language: French

Unofficial translations

In addition to the official UN translations listed above, partners who have translated the question sets for their own use have, in many cases, made these available to the Washington Group. These translations have not undergone any WG-sponsored cognitive testing and should be reviewed carefully prior to implementation.

Search available translations by country or by language below. In some cases, more than one language is available for a country.

Unofficial translations

Country Language
Afghanistan Dari
Afghanistan Pashto
Algeria French
Bangladesh Bengali
Belarus Russian
Brazil Portuguese
Cambodia Khmer
China Mandarin
Curacao Dutch
Curacao Papiamento
Czech Republic Czech
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinyarwanda
Democratic Republic of the Congo Swahili
Egypt Arabic
Ethiopia Amharic
Finland Finnish
Finland Swedish
Georgia Armenian
Georgia Azerbaijani
Georgia Georgian
Germany German
India Telegu
Iraq Kurdish (Bahdini)
Iraq Kurdish (Sorani)
Jordan Arabic
Kenya Kiswahili
Kiribati Kiribati
Kosovo Albanian
Kosovo Serbian
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz
Kyrgyzstan Russian
Lao Lao
Lebanon Arabic
Lesotho Sesotho
Madagascar French
Madagascar Malagasy
Malawi Chichewa
Mongolia Mongolian
Montenegro Albanian
Montenegro Montenergin
Myanmar Burmese
Nepal Bhojpuri
Nepal Nepali
The Netherlands Dutch
North Macedonia Albanian
North Macedonia Macedonian
Palestine Arabic
Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin
Philippines Tagalog
Samoa Samoan
Serbia Serbian
Sierra Leone Krio
Sierra Leone Mende
Sierra Leone Tenme
Singapore Chinese
Singapore Malay
Singapore Tamil
South Africa Afrikaans
South Africa Isixhosa
South Africa Isizulu
South Africa Sesotho
South Africa Setswana
South Africa Siswati
South Korea Korean
Suriname Dutch
Tanzania Swahili
Thailand Thai
Timor Leste Tetun
Tonga Tongan
Turkmenistan Russian
Turkmenistan Turkmen
Tuvalu Tuvluan
Uganda Ateso
Uganda Luganda
Uganda Lugbara
Uganda Luo
Uganda Lusoga
Uganda Rukonzo
Uganda Runyankole-Rukiga
Uganda Runyoro/Toro
Uganda Rutooro
Uganda Swahili
Zambia Nyanja
Yemen Arabic
Zimbabwe Ndebele
Zimbabwe Shona

Any questions concerning the translations should be sent to the Secretariat. Copies of these translations are available through the WG Secretariat: WG_Secretariat@cdc.gov.

If you have translated any of the WG Question Sets into a language not yet listed here and would like to share the translation, the WG would be happy to make them available. Please contact the WG Secretariat. 

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