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


Zambia »

Zambia - Bent closed "5" hands cross at wrist and tap at wrist (like BLOCK or PROTECT); variation - use flat "O" or "B" hands

• Bar-Tzur, David. (n.d.). Indigenous signs for countries by region. Retrieved August 6, 2009 from The Interpreter's Friend website
• Hedberg, Tomas & Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies. (2003). Países (Country Name-Signs). (Yutaka Osugi, Ed.). Japan: World Federation of the Deaf.
• Umberger, Larry (Deaf). Baylor University, Waco, Texas
• 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.

Zimbabwe »

Zimbabwe - "B" hand (palm down, fingertips forward) pulls back so that the arm forms a "Z"

• Bar-Tzur, David. (n.d.). Indigenous signs for countries by region. Retrieved August 6, 2009 from The Interpreter's Friend website.
• 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.