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Sign languages

General information about sign languages

Handspeak: American Sign Language, Bady Sign, International Sign, etc.

Sign Language information and resources

International Sign / Gestuno

Sign Languages in Asia

Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Hong Kong Sign Languages

Sign language and hearing loss-related links


American Sign Language (ASL)

Information about American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL lessons and courses

American Sign Language Alphabet with videos

ASLdeafined - learn American Sign Language

ASL Dictionaries

ASL games

ASLwrite - a way of writing ASL


Australian Sign Language (Auslan)

Sign Swap - online dictionary of Australian Sign Language

Auslan Signbank - an interactive dictionary of Auslan (Australian Sign Language)


British Sign Language (BSL)

Online BSL lessons

BSL dictionaries

cSeeker - find BSL interpreters


Other sign languages

Arabic Sign language

Argentinan Sign Language / Lengua de Señas Argentina (LSA)

Austrian Sign Language / Österreichische Gebärdensprache (ÖGS)

Baby Sign Language

Belgian Sign Language / Langue des Signes de Belgique Francophone (LSFB) / Vlaamse Gebarentaal (VGT)

Catalan Sign Language / Llengua de Signes Catalana (LSC)

Chinese Sign Language / 中国手语 (ZGS)

Croatian Sign Language / Hrvatski znakovni jezik (HZJ)

Czech Sign Language / Český Znakový Jazyk

Danish Sign Language / Dansk Tegnsprog

Dutch Sign Language / Nederlandse Gebarentaal (NGT)

Estonian Sign Language / Eesti viipekeel

Finnish Sign Language / Suomalainen viittomakieli (SVK)

French Sign Language / la Langue des Signes Française (LSF)

German Sign Language / Deutsche Gebärdensprache (DGS)

Hungarian Sign Language / Magyar jelnyelv

Irish Sign Language

Italian Sign Language / Lingua dei Segni Italiana (LIS)

Japanese Sign Language / 日本手話

Latvian Sign Language

Native American "Indian" Sign Language

Norwegian Sign Language / norsk tegnsprå (NTS)

Polish Sign Language / Polski Język Migowy (PJM)

Russian Sign Language / Русский Язык Жестов

Thai Sign Language

Turkish Sign Language / Türk İşaret Dili (TİD)


Manual alphabets

Manual alphabets around the world

Manual alphabets around the world (in Dutch)

Manual alphabets around the world (in Russian)

Czech Manual Alphabet

German Manual Alphabet

Irish Manual Alphabet (Letters) (Numbers)

Icelandic Manual Alphabet

Mexican Manual Alphabet

New Zealand Manual Alphabet

Norwegian and Sami Manual Alphabets

Portuguese Manual Alphabet

Quebec Manual Alphabet

Russian Manual Alphabet

Swedish Manual Alphabet

Most of these links were suggested by Sam Giloi


Sign languages in writing

Sutton SignWriting - tutorials, dictionaries, fonts and other resources

Hamburg Sign Language Notation System (HamNoSys)

Stokoe Notation