Country Signs


Country signs are organized alphabetically. Major cities are categorized under the letter of their country.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z


Denmark »

Denmark - Starting at non-dominant shoulder, "3" hand (palm-back, thumb up) wiggles across chest to the dominant side

• ArabicSignLanguage. (2010, November 6). Arabic Sign Language لغة لإشارة [YouTube].
• Hallatlan Foundation (2005). [Hungarian] Geography Signs. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
• Hedberg, Tomas & Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies. (2003). Países (Country Name-Signs). (Yutaka Osugi, Ed.). Japan: World Federation of the Deaf.
• Jordaan, Braam. (Director). (2011). Sipho the Lion [DVD]. South Africa.
• Kuifje75 (Deaf). (2006, December 5). European Countries in ASL [YouTube]. (video no longer extant)
• Walker, Steven (Gallaudet Deaf Interpreter). (n.d.). American Sign Language for Countries and Geographical Areas. Retreived from Needs Outreach website.
• Unification of Signs Commission of the World Federation of the Deaf. (1975). GESTUNO: International Sign Language of the Deaf. Great Britain: Hindson Print Group Newcastle upon Tyne.

Djibouti »

Djibouti (1) - "Y" (palm facing back, thumb and pinky vertical) strokes up center of chest with pinky twice

• Bar-Tzur, David. (n.d.). Indigenous signs for countries by region. Retrieved August 6, 2009 from The Interpreter's Friend website.
• Hassan, Nabil Mohammed. (2007). Arab indicative dictionary. Retrieved August 7, 2009.

Djibouti (2) - Y hand draws a large J shape in the air

• ArabicSignLanguage. (2010, November 6). Arabic Sign Language لغة لإشارة [YouTube].

Dominica »

Dominica - "D" initialized ISLAND (pinky finger base of "D" touches top of "S" hand and traces a circle)

• Hedberg, Tomas & Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies. (2003). Países (Country Name-Signs). (Yutaka Osugi, Ed.). Japan: World Federation of the Deaf.
• Nichols, Kim R. (Deaf, ASL instructor). (2009) Email communication.

Dominican Republic »

Dominican Republic (ASL) - "D" touches forehead then "R" touches chin

• Parks, Elizabeth. (2010, March 12). Email communication about exposure to native signs with Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Dominican Republic - (Indigenous to Dominican Republic) "R" touches forehead then "D" touches chin for Republica Dominicana

• Jordaan, Braam. (Director). (2011). Sipho the Lion [DVD]. South Africa.