Indo-Pakistani Sign Language
Indo-Pakistani Sign Language (IPSL) is the predominant sign language in South Asia, used by at least several hundred thousand deaf signers (2003). As with many sign languages, it is difficult to esti...
Mbour Sign Language
Mbour Sign Language is an indigenous sign language used in a neighborhood of the city of M'Bour in Senegal. Deaf people in the neighborhood meet regularly.
Deaf-community sign language
A Deaf-community sign language is a sign language that emerges when deaf people who do not have a common language come together and form a community. This may be a formal situation, such as the establ...
Nepalese Sign Language
Nepali Sign Language or Nepalese Sign Language (Nepali: नेपाली साँकेतिक भाषा) is the main deaf sign language of Nepal. It is a somewhat standardized language based informally on the variety of Kathman...
Hausa Sign Language
Hausa Sign Language (Maganar Hannu) is the indigenous sign language of the Deaf community in Hausa-speaking city of Kano in northern Nigeria.
Brunca Sign Language
Brunca Sign Language is a village sign language of an indigenous Brunca community in southern Costa Rica. It is unrelated to Costa Rican Sign Language.
Brunca Sign Language - Wikipedia
Venezuelan Sign Language
Venezuelan Sign language or VSL (Lengua de señas venezolana or LSV) is the national deaf sign language of Venezuela. The term, "Venezuelan Sign Language," began to be used in the 1930s. It is widely u...
Swiss-German Sign Language
Swiss-German Sign Language (German: Deutschschweizer Gebärdensprache, abbreviated DSGS) is the primary deaf sign language of the German-speaking part of Switzerland. The language was established aroun...
Cypriot Sign Language
Cyprus or Cypriot Sign Language (Greek: Κυπριακή Νοηματική Γλώσσα) is an incipient sign language of Cyprus. It appears to be a pidgin of American Sign Language and Greek Sign Language, not yet a f...
Sri Lankan sign languages
Sri Lankan Sign Language is a visual language used by Deaf people in Sri Lanka and has regional variations stemming from the 25 Deaf schools in Sri Lanka.
Wittmann (1991) posits that the Sri Lanka...
Ethiopian sign languages
A number of Ethiopian sign languages have been used in various Ethiopian schools for the deaf since 1971, and at the primary level since 1956. Ethiopian Sign Language, presumably a national standard, ...
Ottoman Sign Language
Ottoman Sign Language, also known as Seraglio Sign Language or Harem Sign Language, was a deaf sign language of the Ottoman court in Istanbul. Nothing is known of it directly, but it is reported that ...
Eritrean Sign Language
Eritrean Sign Language is an artificial sign language lexicon of Eritrea. It is designed to replace the existing sign lexicon, which developed since sign language was introduced in 1955 and was based...
Guinea-Bissau Sign Language
Guinea-Bissau Sign Language is an incipient sign language evolving from the single school for the deaf in Guinea-Bissau, which was founded in Bissau in 2003. In 2005 a linguist and Portuguese Sign Lan...
Bura Sign Language
Bura Sign Language is a village sign language used by the Bura people around the village of Kukurpu, 40 km (25 miles) south-east of Biu, Nigeria, an area with a high degree of congenital deafness. It ...
Uruguayan Sign Language
Uruguayan Sign Language, or Lengua de señas uruguaya (LSU), is the deaf sign language of Uruguay, used since 1910. It is not intelligible with neighboring languages, though it may have historical conn...
Ghandruk Sign Language
Ghandruk Sign Language is a village sign language of the village of Ghandruk in central Nepal.
Burkina Sign Language
Burkina Sign Language (in French: Langue des signes mossi) is the indigenous sign language of the Deaf community in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Deaf education in Burkina is in American S...
Ban Khor Sign Language
Ban Khor Sign Language (BKSL) is a village sign language used by about 1,000 people of a rice-farming community in the villages of Ban Khor and Plaa Pag in a remote area of Isan (northeastern Thailand...
Zimbabwean sign languages
Several Zimbabwean sign languages developed independently among deaf students in different Zimbabwean schools for the deaf starting in the 1940s. It is not clear how many languages they are, as little...
Mauritian Sign Language
Mauritian Sign Language (MSL) is the indigenous deaf sign language of Mauritius.
Tijuana Sign Language
Among the many purported languages found in the literature, some have been proven to not exist. Others have very little evidence supporting their existence, and have been dismissed in later scholarsh...
Tijuana Sign Language - Wikipedia
Maltese Sign Language
Maltese Sign Language (Lingwa tas-Sinjali Maltija, LSM) is a young sign language of Malta. It developed into its modern form circa 1980 with the establishment of the first Deaf club in Malta, and subs...
Trinidadian Sign Language
Trinidadian or Trinidad and Tobago Sign Language (TSL) is the indigenous deaf sign language of Trinidad and Tobago. It is not used in the single deaf school, which has been the domain of American Sign...
Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language
Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language (ABSL) is a village sign language used by about 150 deaf and many hearing members of the al-Sayyid Bedouin tribe in the Negev desert of southern Israel.As deafness is s...
Omani Sign Language
Sign language is used by at least some of the deaf population of Oman. It is not clear if there is a single language across the country, or if it is distinct from the sign language of neighboring cou...