What Sign Languages Are Used In Other Countries?

Children around the world signing
Children around the world signing "dog". Photo: ASLRose.com

Question: What sign languages are used in other countries?

Answer: Deaf people have different sign languages in each country. Just as English is different from Spanish, international sign languages vary in syntax, grammar, and concepts. Not all countries have recognized the sign languages used by deaf and hard of hearing people in their countries as legitimate languages.

Learn more about sign language used in other countries:

The pictures at the right were drawn by Yiqiao Wang for ASL Rose. These pictures show examples of sign language use around the world. ASL Rose showcases artwork by deaf artists and sells original products such as books about deaf people and sign language.​​

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