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Sign Language

Sign Language is a language which uses manual communication and body language to convey meaning. This can involve simultaneously combining hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body, and facial expressions to fluidly express a speaker's thoughts.

Common misconception is that all sign languages are the same worldwide or that sign language is international. Aside from the pidgin International Sign, each country generally has its own, native sign language, and some have more than one, though sign languages may share similarities to each other, whether in the same country or another one.

Singapore does not currently have its own official national sign language, although it has local sign language called Singapore Sign Language or shortly known as SgSL. The other sign languages used in Singapore are Signing Exact English 2 (SEE2), Shanghainese Sign Language, American Sign Language (ASL) and Pidgin Signed English (PSE).

Learn basic sign language videos in 3 different sign languages: