American Sign Language
Langue des signes américaine (in the Canadian province of Québec)
American Sign Language ASL.svg
Country United States, Canada
Region English-speaking North America
Speakers
250,000–500,000 in the United States (1972):26
L2 users: Used as L2 by many hearing people and by Hawaii Sign Language signers.
Family
French Sign-based (possibly a creole with Martha's Vineyard Sign Language)
  • American Sign Language
Dialects
Writing
None are widely accepted
si5s (ASLwrite), ASL-phabet, Stokoe notation, SignWriting
AreaAlso in Barbados, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, Togo, Zimbabwe.
Language Sites
ISO 639-3 ase
Glottolog asli1244  ASL family
amer1248  ASL proper
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  Areas where ASL or a dialect/derivative thereof is the national sign language
  Areas where ASL is in significant use alongside another sign language
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