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  • John

    Taiwanese Sign Language has a strong influence from Japanese Sign Language as Taiwan was occupied by the Japanese during the first part of the 20th century until the end of WWII. Chinese Mainland sign languages developed separately but as teachers of the CSL started moving to Taiwan, TSL started to adopt some of the CSL signs as well. It appears that TSL also has slight regional differences that can roughly be divided into the North, Central, and South TSL. Due to South Korea also having been occupied by the Japanese, Korean Sign Language has many signs in common with JSL and hence, TSL. I don't know much about North Korean sign language or how widespread a standardized sign language is, but it also seems to share many similarities with South Korea's KSL.
    Thanks for the interesting summary!

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    • Max Hobbs

      Thanks for your comment John, some really interesting points there and we are happy you found the blog of use!

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  • Maggie

    Had genuinely no idea!!

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    • Max Hobbs

      Glad we could enlighten you!

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