ASL sign for: Australia

Definition: A country, the world's smallest continent, southeast of Asia between the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Original ASL sign.

Modern variation.

This sign is often assumed to be related to a kangaroo's paws. But, the actual reason behind the sign is that England picked up and dropped British convicts off as an "exile" in Australia by ship (noted by Andrew Knox and Deaf Australians).

Printable for Australia

ASL printable for Australia