Have you ever wondered what the sign is for a foreign country or city? ASL Resource can help! You can view both American Sign Language and foreign/indigenous country name-signs on this website. Descriptions incorporate American Sign Language handshapes. (Refer to the ASL manual alphabet or an online ASL dictionary).
ASL Resource is an ongoing project, and new signs are added throughout the year. I reference country signs from various sources: online dictionaries, DVDs, YouTube, print publications, Deaf and Interpreter organizations, workshops, and personal communications. Each sign included on the website notes is accompanied by a reference list so that viewers can identify primary and secondary sources, and then decide which signs are most appropriate for use in their local Deaf communities or when connecting globally.
Country signs are organized alphabetically. Major cities are categorized under the letter of their country.
ASL Resource is a work in progress! For more country signs which have not yet been added to the database, please
explore these additional references: