Sign Languages in Asia

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These pages will be updated monthly with three new words in the Sign Languages of nine Asian countries.
Videos provided by: Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies
Research Section of Foreign Sign Languages
  • Signs listed below are based on surveys conducted by the Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies - Research Section of Foreign Sign Languages, with the cooperation of Deaf people in each country.
  • Survey respondents have kindly provided written consent concerning survey procedures and the publication of survey results.
  • Signs are performed by a Japanese Deaf person on behalf of each country to avoid complications with copyrights.
  • Since Sign Language varies between individuals, regions, and generations, Signs other than the ones shown here may exist within the country.

View introduction in
International Sign

View introduction in
Japanese Sign Language

Word List

Click word or date for a list of words in chronological order.
Full list of words
DateWords
2009/08/01Male, Female, Family
2009/09/01Deaf, Sign Language, Hearing
2009/10/01Name, Work
2009/11/01Television(TV), Newspaper, Toilet
2009/12/01Thank You, Like, Dislike
2010/01/01Good, Bad
2010/02/01Understand, Don't Understand
2010/03/01Glad, Angry, Sad, Happy
2010/04/01Who, What, When
2010/05/01Where, Why
2010/06/01How, How Many

Country List

Click labels on right to view the Sign Language of each country.