Saigon Sign Language


Ho Chi Minh City Sign Language, also known as Sai Gon Sign Language, is the language of many deaf communities in a southern of Vietnam. This sign language was named Ho Chi Minh City Sign language by Prof. Dr. Woodward who is the first American linguistic came to Vietnam in 1986 to do a research about sign languages in Vietnam.[1] It is about 50% cognate with the other sign languages of Vietnam, and its vocabulary has been extensively influenced by the French Sign Language once taught in Vietnamese schools for the deaf.

Ho Chi Minh City Sign
Saigon Sign
Native toVietnam
Native speakers
(SE Asian sign area)
Language codes
ISO 639-3hos
ELPHo Chi Minh City Sign Language


  1. ^ Jepsen, Julie Bakken; Clerck, Goedele De; Lutalo-Kiingi, Sam; McGregor, William B. (2015-10-16). Sign Languages of the World: A Comparative Handbook. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. ISBN 9781614518174.