|Samoan Sign Language|
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Samoan Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Samoa.
Much Samoan Sign Language is based on Australian Sign Language, though there are local signs for Samoan food. It's not clear if this means Samoan Sign Language is related to Australian Sign Language, or if it merely has many loanwords from Australian Sign Language.
A short dictionary has been compiled for Samoan Sign Language, and evidently a separate dictionary has been compiled for American Samoan Sign Language. "American Samoan Sign Language" may just be American Sign Language as used in American Samoa.
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.