Definition: a country in Western Europe.
Phonological variation: The movement or direction of this sign is sometimes the opposite.
It appears to be earliest ASL sign for FRENCH recorded. Signed by George Veditz in the 1913 film, "The Preservation of American Sign Language".
The same sign for FRENCH.
ASL signs for the category of countries, including continents.
ASL signs for the category of cities around the world plus states and provinces in North America. Note that many loanwords/signs are borrowed from other countries if not available in ASL.
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