Hawaiʻi Sign Language Demonstration
American Sign Language (ASL) and Hawaiʻii Sign Language (HSL) are compared and demonstrated in this video.
HSL, the indigenous language of Deaf people in Hawai‘i, is one of only two known surviving sign languages in the U.S. The other is American Sign Language, or ASL, which is widely used by the deaf community in the U.S.
This marks the first time since the 1930s that a previously unknown language, either spoken or signed, has been documented in the United States.