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American Sign Language

Maine State Language of the Deaf Community

American Sign Language (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Official State Language of the Deaf Community of Maine

Maine designated American sign language as the official state language of the deaf community in 1991, honoring communication and acceptance of every deafened individual (American sign language is also a symbol of Indiana). All State Languages

Founded in Belfast in 1877, The Maine Association for the Deaf is the central deaf organization for statewide activities for the deaf in Maine - it focuses on social, education, recreation, civic and economic welfare of all deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens.