Definition of Ameslan in English:

Ameslan

noun

  • another term for American Sign Language
    • ‘The various shadings and subtle differences in words may come blurred in Ameslan communication.’
    • ‘Patterson was working with Ameslan, standard American Sign Language.’
    • ‘I pointed out the well-documented ability of Chimpanzees to ‘speak’ and understand American Standard Sign Language, Ameslan.’
    • ‘Harvey found most deaf children and their hearing parents unable to communicate in the primary language system of Ameslan.’

Origin

1970s: acronym.

Pronunciation:

Ameslan

/ˈamɪslan/