Samoan Sign Language

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Samoan Sign Language
Native to Samoa, and perhaps American Samoa
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
BANZSL
Dialects
perhaps American Samoa Sign Language, if that is not local ASL or a separate language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)

Samoan Sign Language is the deaf sign language, or perhaps languages, of the Samoan Islands. It's not clear if the sign used in Samoa and American Samoa are the same language or if they are even related.

A short dictionary has been compiled for Samoan Sign Language, or perhaps separate dictionaries for Samoan and American Samoan Sign Language.[1][2]

The language of Samoa is based on Australian Sign Language, though it has local signs for Samoan food.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Cabbage & John Peterson, 1990, Samoan Sign Language, vol. 1. International Communication Publishers. 166 pages.
  2. ^ Don Cabbage & John Peterson, 1990, American Samoa Sign Language, vol. 1. International Communication Publishers. 168 pages.
  3. ^ Monologue by Donna Lene on Nexus