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begin with the fingers crossed; uncross them.


What sign languages are there in the world?

There are more than 100 major sign languages in the world. The most widely spoken is American Sign Language. Contrary to what some people think, there is no universal sign language.Here is a list of sign languages and sign language families:AfricaAdamorobe Sign LanguageAlgerian Sign LanguageBamako Sign LanguageBura Sign LanguageBurkina Sign LanguageChadian Sign LanguageDogon Sign LanguageEritrean Sign LanguageEthiopian sign languagesFrancophone African Sign LanguageGambian Sign LanguageGhanaian Sign LanguageGuinean Sign LanguageGuinea-Bissau Sign LanguageHausa Sign LanguageKenyan Sign LanguageLibyan Sign LanguageMalagasy Sign LanguageMauritian Sign LanguageMofu-Gudur Sign LanguageMoroccan Sign LanguageMozambican Sign LanguageMbour Sign LanguageNamibian Sign LanguageNanabin Sign LanguageNigerian Sign LanguageRwandan Sign LanguageSierra Leonean Sign LanguageSomali Sign LanguageSouth African Sign LanguageSudanese sign languagesTanzanian sign languagesTebul Sign LanguageTunisian Sign LanguageUgandan Sign LanguageYoruba Sign LanguageZambian Sign LanguageZimbabwean sign languagesAmericasAmerican Sign LanguageArgentine Sign LanguageBolivian Sign LanguageBrazilian Sign LanguageBribri Sign LanguageBrunca Sign LanguageChatino Sign LanguageChilean Sign LanguageColombian Sign LanguageCosta Rican Sign LanguageOld Costa Rican Sign LanguageCuban Sign LanguageDominican Sign LanguageEcuadorian Sign LanguageGreenlandic Sign LanguageGuatemalan Sign LanguageGuyanese Sign LanguageHonduras Sign LanguageInuit Sign LanguageJamaican Sign LanguageJamaican Country Sign LanguageKajana Sign LanguageKeresan Sign LanguageMaritime Sign LanguageMayan Sign LanguageMexican Sign LanguageNavajo Sign LanguageNicaraguan Sign LanguageOld Cayman Sign LanguageQuebec Sign LanguagePanamanian Sign LanguageParaguayan Sign LanguagePeruvian Sign LanguagePuerto Rican Sign LanguageProvidence Island Sign LanguageSalvadoran Sign LanguageTrinidad and Tobago Sign LanguageUruguayan Sign LanguageUrubú Sign LanguageVenezuelan Sign LanguageAsia/PacificAfghan Sign LanguageAlipur Sign LanguageAmami Oshima Sign LanguageAuslanBan Khor Sign LanguageBhutanese Sign LanguageBurmese sign languageCambodian Sign LanguageChinese Sign LanguageEnga Sign LanguageGhandruk Sign LanguageHawaiʻi Sign LanguageHong Kong Sign LanguageHuay Hai Sign LanguageIndo-Pakistani Sign LanguageJakarta Sign LanguageJapanese Sign LanguageJhankot Sign LanguageJumla Sign LanguageKata KolokLaotian Sign LanguageKorean Sign LanguageMacau Sign LanguageMalaysian Sign LanguageMongolian Sign LanguageNa Sai Sign LanguageNaga Sign LanguageNepali Sign LanguageNew Zealand Sign LanguageOld Bangkok Sign LanguageOld Chiangmai Sign LanguagePapua New Guinean Sign LanguagePenang Sign LanguagePhilippine Sign LanguageRennellese Sign LanguageSolomon Islands Sign LanguageSamoan Sign LanguageSelangor Sign LanguageSingapore Sign LanguageSri Lankan sign languagesTaiwanese Sign LanguageTibetan Sign LanguageThai Sign LanguageVietnamese sign languagesYogyakarta Sign LanguageYolŋu Sign Language


Do all deaf people use the same general sign language?

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What is the Australia sign language called?

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How many types of sign language is there?

There are so many...many different ones for each country.AfricaThere are at least 25 sign languages in Africa, according to researcher Nobutaka Kamei.[1][2][3] Some have distributions that are completely independent of those of African spoken languages. At least 13 foreign sign languages, mainly from Europe and America, have been introduced to at least 27 African nations; some of the 23 sign languages documented by Kamei have originated with or been influenced by them.* Adamorobe Sign Language (ADS) (Ghana)* Algerian Sign Language* Bamako Sign Language (in a school in Mali)* Bura Sign Language - Nigeria (PDF link)* Chadian Sign Language* Congolesian Sign Language* Egypt Sign Language* Ethiopian Sign Language* Franco-American Sign Language - a pidgin observed in Cameroon and elsewhere in West and Central Africa.* Gambian Sign Language* Ghana Sign Language (or "Ghanaian Sign Language") (GSE)* Guinean Sign Language* Hausa Sign Language "Maganar Hannu" (HSL) - Northern Nigeria (Kano State)* Kenyan Sign Language (KSL or LAK)* Libyan Sign Language* Malagasy Sign Language (or "Madagascan Sign Language")* Morroccan Sign Language* Mozambican Sign Language* Mbour Sign Language - Senegal* Namibian Sign Language* Nigerian Sign Language* Sierra Leone Sign Language* South African Sign Language (SASL)* Tanzanian Sign Language (seven independent languages, one for each deaf school in Tanzania)* Tunisian Sign Language* Uganda Sign Language (USL)* Zambian Sign Language (ZASL)* Zimbabwe Sign LanguageThe Americas* American Sign Language (ASL)* Argentine Sign Language (LSA)* Bolivian Sign Language* Brazilian Sign Language "Lingua Brasileira de Sinais" (LIBRAS)* Chilean Sign Language "Lenguaje de Señas Chileno" (LSCH)* Colombian Sign Language (CSN)* Costa Rican Sign Language (LESCO)* Cuba Sign Language* Ecuadorian Sign Language* Guatemalan Sign Language* Honduras Sign Language "Lengua de señas hondureña" (LESHO)* Maritime Sign Language* Mayan sign languages* Mexican Sign Language "Lengua de señas mexicana" (LSM)* Nicaraguan Sign Language "Idioma de señas nicaragüense" (ISN)* Quebec Sign Language "Langue des Signes Québécoise" (LSQ)* Peruvian Sign Language* Providence Island Sign Language* Salvadorian Sign Language* Uruguayan Sign Language* Urubú Sign Language* Venezuelan Sign Language "Lengua de señas venezolana" (LSV)* Yucatec Maya Sign LanguageAsia/Pacific* Auslan (Australian Sign Language)* Ban Khor Sign Language - used in the Isan region of Thailand.* Bengali Sign language* Chinese Sign Language "中国手语" (ZGS)* Filipino Sign Language "Philippine Sign Language" (PSL)* Hawaii Pidgin Sign Language* Hong Kong Sign Language "香港手語" (HKSL)* Huay Hai Sign Language (Thailand)* Indo-Pakistani Sign Language or Indian Sign Language* Indonesian Sign Language Bahasa Isyarat Indonesia (BII)* Japanese Sign Language "日本手話" (Nihon shuwa), (NS)* Kata Kolok - used in Bali* Laos Sign Language* Korean Sign Language* Malaysian Sign Language "Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia" (BIM)* Mongolian Sign Language* Na Sai Sign Language (Thailand)* Nepal Sign Language* New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)* Old Bangkok Sign Language* Old Chiangmai Sign Language* Plaa Pag Sign Language* Penang Sign Language (used in Malaysia)* Selangor Sign Language (used in Malaysia)* Singapore Sign Language* Sri Lankan Sign Language* Taiwanese Sign Language* Tibetan Sign Language* Thai Sign Language* Vietnamese sign languages (Hanoi Sign Language, Ho Chi Minh Sign Language, Haiphong Sign Language)Europe* Albanian Sign Language "Gjuha e Shenjave Shqipe"* Armenian Sign Language* Austrian Sign Language "Österreichische Gebärdensprache" (ÖGS)* Belgian-French Sign Language "Langue des Signes de Belgique Francophone" (LSFB)* British Sign Language (BSL)* Bulgarian Sign Language* Catalan Sign Language (or "Catalonian Sign Language") "Llengua de Signes Catalana" (LSC)* Croatian Sign Language (Croslan) "Hrvatskog Znakovnog Jezika" (HZJ)* Czech Sign Language "Český znakový jazyk" (CZJ)* Danish Sign Language "Tegnsprog"* Dutch Sign Language "Nederlandse Gebarentaal" (NGT), also commonly known as "Sign Language of the Netherlands" (SLN)* Estonian Sign Language "Eesti viipekeel"* Finnish Sign Language "Suomalainen viittomakieli" (SVK)* Finland-Swedish Sign Language "finlandssvenskt teckenspråk" (Swedish) or "suomenruotsalainen viittomakieli" (Finnish)* Flemish Sign Language "Vlaamse Gebarentaal" (VGT)* French Sign Language "Langues des Signes Française" (LSF)* German Sign Language "Deutsche Gebärdensprache" (DGS)* Greek Sign Language "Ελλ ηνική Νοηματ ική Γλώσσ α" (GSL)* Hungarian Sign Language "Magyar jelnyelv"* Icelandic Sign Language "Táknmál"* Irish Sign Language (ISL)* Italian Sign Language "Lingua dei Segni Italiana" (LIS)* Lithuanian Sign Language "Lietuvių gestų kalba"* Maltese Sign Language "Lingwi tas-Sinjali Maltin" (LSM)* Northern Ireland Sign Language (NISL)* Norwegian Sign Language "Tegnspråk" (NSL)* Polish Sign Language "Polski Język Migowy" (PJM)* Portuguese Sign Language "Língua Gestual Portuguesa" (LGP)* Russian Sign Language "Russkii Zhestovyi Iazyk"* Spanish Sign Language "Lengua de signos española" (LSE)* Swedish Sign Language "Svenskt teckenspråk" (TSP)* Swiss-French Sign Language "Langage Gestuelle"* Swiss-German Sign Language "Deutschschweizer Gebärdensprache" (DSGS)* Turkish Sign Language "Türk İşaret Dili" (TİD)* Valencian Sign Language "Llengua de Signes en la Comunitat Valenciana" (LSCV)Middle East* Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language (ABSL), Southern Israel* Israeli Sign Language* Persian Sign Language* Jordanian Sign Language Lughat il-Ishaarah il-Urduniah (LIU)* Kuwaiti Sign Language* Saudi Arabian Sign LanguageHistorical sign languages* BANZSL - 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Pidgin Sign English (PSE).* International Sign (previously known as Gestuno) - an auxiliary language used by deaf people in international settings.* Makaton - a system of signed communication used by and with people who have speech, language or learning difficulties.* Monastic sign language* Plains Indian Sign Language* Tic tac - a traditional British system of communicating betting odds at racecourses.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sign_languages2PtsRate Answer


What sign languages are used in Africa?

Most every country in the world has its own sign language or set of sign languages. Sometimes a country borrows the sign language of another. In Africa, there are a few sign languages based on American Sign Language (ASL) due to the work of missionaries.The most common sign languages of Africa are:American Sign Language (used in various parts of Africa)Adamorobe Sign Language (Ghana)Algerian Sign Language (based on French Sign Language)Bamako Sign Language, (Mali, used mainly by adult men. Threatened by ASL)Bura Sign Language, (Nigeria)Burkina Sign Language, (Mainly in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso)Chadian Sign Language (Chad)Dogon Sign Language (Mali)Eritrean Sign Language (Eritrea, artificially developed)Ethiopian sign languages (Ethiopia, unknown number of languages)Francophone African Sign Language (used in French speaking countries of West Africa)Gambian Sign Language (the Gambia, based on ASL)Ghanaian Sign Language (Ghana, based on ASL)Guinean Sign Language (Guinea, based on ASL)Guinea-Bissau Sign Language (Guinea-Bissau)Hausa Sign Language (Northern Nigeria - Kano State)Kenyan Sign Language (Kenya)Libyan Sign Language (Libya)Malagasy Sign Language (Madagascar, may be a dialect of Norwegian Sign Language)Mauritian Sign Language (Mauritius)Mofu-Gudur Sign Language (Cameroon, Not clear if this is a real sign language or just gestures accompanying spoken Mofu-Gudur)Moroccan Sign Language (Morocco, distantly related to ASL)Mozambican Sign Language (Mozambique)Mbour Sign Language local M'Bour (Senegal)Namibian Sign Language (Namibia)Nanabin Sign Language (Nanabin, Ghana)Nigerian Sign Language (Nigeria, based on ASL)Rwandan Sign Language (Rwanda)Sierra Leonean Sign Language (Sierra Leone, based on ASL)Somali Sign Language (Somalia, possibly based on Kenyan Sign Language)South African Sign Language (based on Irish & British SL)Sudanese sign languages (many languages, government proposal to unify local languages)Tanzanian sign languages local (seven independent languages, one for each deaf school in Tanzania, with little mutual influence)Tebul Sign Language village (used in the village of Uluban, Mali)Tunisian Sign Language (Tunisia)Ugandan Sign Language(Uganda)Yoruba Sign Language (Southwestern Nigeria)Zambian Sign Language (Zambia)Zimbabwean sign languages (a group of unrelated languages, listed in the constitution only as "sign language" as an official language


What countries speak American Sign Language?

ASL is native to the US and English-speaking Canada, but dialects are used in 19 other countries, including (with the name of the ASL dialect in parentheses):Bolivia (Bolivian Sign Language)Ghana (Ghanaian Sign Language)Nigerian Sign (Nigerian Sign Language)Senegal (Francophone African Sign Language)Mauritania (Francophone African Sign Language)Mali (Francophone African Sign Language)Guinea (Francophone African Sign Language)Ivory Coast (Francophone African Sign Language)Burkina Faso (Francophone African Sign Language)Togo (Francophone African Sign Language)Benin (Francophone African Sign Language)Niger (Francophone African Sign Language)Chad (Francophone African Sign Language)Central African Republic (Francophone African Sign Language)Gabon (Francophone African Sign Language)Republic of Congo (Francophone African Sign Language)Democratic Republic of Congo (Francophone African Sign Language)Burundi (Francophone African Sign Language)Morocco (Francophone African Sign Language)There are also Sign languages which were standardized with ASL in a kind of creole fashion. These languages are not mutually intelligible with ASL, but they are related, in the way that Haitian Creole is related to French, including:Costa Rican Sign LanguageGreek Sign LanguageJamaican Sign Language


How do you sign Nancy in sign language?

"Nancy" in sign language would be fingerspelled


Is sign language considered a foreign language?

First we need to consider whether or not you mean a Foreign language to a speaking person or a Foreign language to a signing person in a different country that you.A SIGNING PERSON TO ANOTHER SIGNING PERSON:It depends. If you are speaking American sign language to someone who speaks a different sign language, then yes. However if you are speaking ASL (American Sign Language) to someone American, it won't be.Here is a list of European sign languages (taken from: www.signtogether.co.uk)Armenian Sign LanguageAustrian Sign Language "?sterreichische Geb?rdensprache" (?GS)Belgian-French Sign Language "Langue des Signes de Belgique Francophone" (LSFB)British Sign Language (BSL)Bulgarian Sign LanguageCatalan Sign Language (or "Catalonian Sign Language") "Llengua de Signes Catalana" (LSC)Croatian Sign Language (Croslan) "Hrvatskog Znakovnog Jezika" (HZJ)Czech Sign Language "Česk? znakov? jazyk" (CZJ)Danish Sign Language "Tegnsprog"Dutch Sign Language "Nederlandse Gebarentaal" (NGT), also commonly known as "Sign Language of the Netherlands" (SLN)Estonian Sign Language "Eesti viipekeel"Finnish Sign Language "Suomalainen viittomakieli" (SVK)Flemish Sign Language "Vlaamse Gebarentaal" (VGT)French Sign Language "Langues des Signes Fran?ais" (LSF)German Sign Language "Deutsche Geb?rdensprache" (DGS)Greek Sign Language "Ελληνική Νοηματική Γλώσσα" (GSL)Hungarian Sign Language "Magyar jelnyelv"Icelandic Sign Language "T?knm?l"Irish Sign Language (ISL)Italian Sign Language "Lingua dei Segni Italiana" (LIS)Lithuanian Sign Language "Lietuvių gestų kalba"Maltese Sign Language "Lingwi tas-Sinjali Maltin" (LSM)Northern Ireland Sign Language (NISL)Norwegian Sign Language "Tegnspr?k" (NSL)Polish Sign Language "Polski Język Migowy" (PJM)Portuguese Sign Language "L?ngua Gestual Portuguesa" (LGP)Russian Sign Language "Russkii Zhestovyi Iazyk"Spanish Sign Language "Lengua de signos espa?ola" (LSE)Swedish Sign Language "Svenskt teckenspr?k" (TSP)Swiss-French Sign Language "Langage Gestuelle"Swiss-German Sign Language "Deutschschweizer Geb?rdensprache" (DSGS)Turkish Sign Language "T?rk İşaret Dili" (TİD)Valencian Sign Language "Llengua de Signes en la Comunitat Valenciana" (LSCV)---- A SIGNING PERSON TO A NON-SIGNING PERSON: No. Sign language is a language that is simply a different way of communicating the spoken word of the country's language where the signing person resides. They are the same language, just delivered differently.----


How do you sign igloo in sign language?

Visit the Related Link to learn how to sign igloo in sign language.


In sign language what fingers do you hold up for the letter D?

Tha depends on which sign language you mean - American Sign Language or British Sign Language or Russian Sign Language or Australian Sign Language. In American Sign Language the letter D is formed by extending upwards the index finger and then making a round shape with the thumb and other fingers over the palm.


How do you write i hate people in sign language?

You don't write in sign language... you sign it.


Who invented the Greek sign language?

Greek Sign Language came about when American Sign Language and French Sign Language joined. This occurred in the 1950s. It became the legal form of deaf language in Greece in 2000.


Importance of sign language?

sign language as means of communication


What countries that have their own sign language?

sign language is everywhere!


What is Jillian in sign language?

In American Sign Language you fingerspell it


Is Australian sign language the same as American sign language?

no


Who did discover sign language?

Sign language was created not discovered.


A person who does sign language is called?

I believe it's simply...sign language interpreter


What is the sign language?

Sign language is a language for the deaf that is expressed by visible hand gestures.


Is sign language a complete language?

Absolutely; with many dialects, dioms, colloquialisms, and slangs like all other languages. It is also in every language (english sign language, french sign language, spanish sign language, etc).


What sign language is spoken in Swaziland?

Sign language in Swaziland is in its infancy as of 2018. Most deaf people either use village sign (or home sign), or they are treated like mentally disabled people.There is no standard sign language and very little education in sign language. The most common standard sign language (spoken by the more fortunate) is South African Sign Language.


What are 3 misconceptions about American sign language?

1. That American Sign Language is 'universal' 2. That American Sign Language is 'English on the hands' 3. That American Sign Language is easy to learn...


What are the sign languages and their sign patterns?

Korean Sign Language (Hangeul 수화, Hanja: 手話, Soo-hwa/Su-hwa) Japanese Sign Language (JSL)(日本手話, Nihon Shuwa) Taiwanese Sign Language (TSL) Zambian sign language Zimbabwe sign language


Is Korean Sign Language similar to American Sign Language?

British and American use the same spoken language, English. Yet the two sign languages, British Sign Language and American Sign Language are entirely different. Korean and American spoken languages are entirely different, and the sign language system is just as different.