Categories:Sign languages of the United States,
Languages of the United States Virgin Islands,
Languages of Canada,
Languages attested from the 19th century,
Languages of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
American sign languageASLA.s.lA.s.l.American Sign Language, ASL
The dominant sign language of the Deaf community in the United States, in the English-speaking parts of Canada, and in parts of Mexico.
A language that uses hands, facial expressions, and other bodily behavior to communicate both concrete and abstract ideas; some signs are based on English words, but ASL syntax and grammar are not based on English. ISO 639-3 code: ase.