AFRICA

AFRICA
Notice: This is Africa's sign for their country. This sign is not American Sign Language (ASL).
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English Equivalent: AFRICA
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Savvy User Corina Savvy Guest
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My major in college is ASL interpreting and my teacher is deaf and this is the exact sign she showed my class when she was signing country's.

Correct, but...

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Savvy User Cind Savvy Guest
Saturday, July 14, 2012

I just returned from an ASL course at Gallaudet. We had a Deaf African man from Uganda learning American SL. Although the sign appears mostly correct, both the instructor (a Deaf Linguistics teacher) and the man from Uganda signed Africa with a more pronounced downward slope. The professor described it as the shape of Africa from the curve down to South Africa.

Politically incorrect

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Savvy User Sean Savvy Member
Friday, September 16, 2016

If the first sign is the lesser used and more politically incorrect, why is it the first sign shown?

Original ASL sign 1st.

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John @ Signing Savvy Savvy Admin
Friday, September 16, 2016

Please note that we choose to list the original ASL sign for the countries first, and then the newer, more politically correct (in some cases) signs 2nd. Also note that there are still going to be older native signers that may infact still use this sign. Thanks

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