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  language isolate (a 'prototype' sign language).
References [ edit ]
^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Armenian Sign Language". . Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Glottolog
^ 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
Indonesian, Kata Kolok (Benkala, Balinese) India:
Alipur, Bengali Indo-Pakistani, Naga Israel:
Al-Sayyid Bedouin, Ghardaia, Israeli, Kafr Qasem, Yiddish Japan:
Amami Oshima, Japanese
Malaysian, Penang, Selangor
Ghandruk, Jhankot, Jumla, Nepalese
Persian Saudi Arabia:
Ban Khor, Thai
Plains Sign Talk Canada:
American, Maritime, Quebec, Inuit, Plateau Mexico:
Chatino, Mayan, Mexican United States:
American ( Black American), Blackfeet, Keresan, , Navajo, Martha's Vineyard Navajo Family, , Plateau , Sandy River Valley Henniker
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.
Denotes the number (if known) of languages within the family. No further information is given on these languages.