Welcome to the only Free and living South African Sign Language Dictionary searchable by handshape, location, category or text. 


To search by text, type a word in the search bar above and press "GO". 

 To search the dictionary by handshape, click on the picture or click the "V" next to the Location, category or handshape. 


Real South African Sign Language ( strives to create an extensive database of South African Signs.

We currently have over 800 documented signs you can learn from. Please take your time to browse through the word list under the "WORD LIST" button.

Deaf people have access to upload videos, and vote for the signs they frequently use. If you are experiencing any difficulty uploading signs, please feel free to contact, and we can upload your videos for you.