|French Belgian Sign Language|
|Langue des signes de Belgique francophone (LSFB)|
|Native to||French Community of Belgium|
The French Belgian Sign Language (French: Langue des signes de Belgique francophone; LSFB) is the deaf sign language of the French language Community of Belgium, a country in Western Europe. It and Flemish Sign Language are very closely related (and distantly if at all related to French Sign Language), but generally regarded today as distinct languages.
By decree of 22 October 2003, the Parliament of the French Community recognised the Sign Language of French-speaking Belgium.
Italics indicate extinct languages
^a Sign-language names reflect the region of origin. Natural sign languages are not related to the spoken language used in the same region. For example, French Sign Language originated in France, but is not related to French. Conversely, ASL and BSL both originated in English-speaking countries but are not related to each other; ASL however is related to French Sign Language.
^b Denotes the number (if known) of languages within the family. No further information is given on these languages.^c Italics indicate extinct languages.