ASL sign for PEOPLE

Meaning: Human beings making up a group.

ASL writing for PEOPLE

Writing system: si5s (2013). The main symbol (without the slash) is the same as Japanese character for "people". Did they borrow the character from Japan into ASL writing?

The two bars represent PEOPLE whereas one bar represent TWO-PERSONS and the absence of bar represent PERSON.

This digit is one of a few digits that are "shortened" that don't reflect the ASL sign. Probably for this reason, this digit is also used as an agent (postfix) such as AUTHOR (WRITE+PERSON), DEAF+PEOPLE), etc.

ASL for people

Variation written by ASLwrite, 2014(?).