Signs for TAIWAN
Meaning: a country in Asia.
There was no original ASL sign; hence, this sign was borrowed from Taiwanese Sign Language and has been prevalently adopted in ASL.
Deaf Culture and tidbits
Did you know that...? Martial arts star Jackie Chan launched the 2009 Taipei Summer Deaflympics campaign as ambassador with a bit of sign language for the Deaflympics for a period of time. Other ambassadors were singer A-Mei and actress Lin Ching-hsia.
The creator/owner (myself) of this website attended the 2009 Deaflympics for the first time in 20 years after the last time she was in 1989 New Zealand Summer Deaflympics where she broke a new Deaf world record in 200m butterfly. Now in 2009, strangely not as a fan nor as an athlete but as a sitting athlete, she watched the 200m butterfly where her own record was broken by a Chinese deaf swimmer. Seeing this as an opportunity, she insisted to meet the Chinese swimmer to congratulate. Despite all the long security story, she finally managed to meet the swimmer with her Chinese coach and congratulated her. A series of strange events led her to attend the Deaflympics with no prior intention. To this day, she hasn't still attended the next Deaflympics as a fan.