^a 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. ^b Denotes the number (if known) of languages within the family. No further information is given on these languages.
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Note that sign languages are not necessarily related to similarly-named languages associated with a nation or ethnic group. For example, French Sign Language is not related to French language, though both are associated with France.
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