Armenian Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Armenia. It is not known if it bears any relationship to Armenian Women's Sign Language, which was used by Armenian women during periods of mourning due to speech taboos.
Classification [ edit ]
posits that ArSL is a [1 ] language isolate (a 'prototype' sign language).
References [ edit ]
^ Wittmann, Henri (1991). "Classification linguistique des langues signées non vocalement." Revue québécoise de linguistique théorique et appliquée 10:1.215–88. 
Sign languages by region
American Sign Language
Extinct sign languages
Sign-language names reflect the region of origin. Natural sign languages are not related to the spoken language used in the same region. For example, French Sign Language originated in France, but is not related to French.