Samoan Sign Language

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Samoan Sign Language
Native to Samoa
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
BANZSL
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Samoan Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Samoa.

"A lot of" Samoan Sign Language is based on Australian Sign Language, though there are local signs for Samoan food.[1] It's not clear if this means Samoan Sign Language is actually related to Australian Sign Language, or if it merely has lots of loanwords from Australian Sign Language.

A short dictionary has been compiled for Samoan Sign Language, and evidently a separate dictionary has been compiled for American Samoan Sign Language.[2][3] "American Samoan Sign Language" may just be American Sign Language as used in American Samoa.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monologue by Donna Lene on Nexus
  2. ^ Don Cabbage & John Peterson, 1990, Samoan Sign Language, vol. 1. International Communication Publishers. 166 pages.
  3. ^ Don Cabbage & John Peterson, 1990, American Samoa Sign Language, vol. 1. International Communication Publishers. 168 pages.
  4. ^ [1]