Angami Naga Sign Language

Naga Sign Language
Native to India
Region Naga Hills
Extinct last reported from 1921[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog anga1315[2]

Naga Hills Sign Language was a village sign language of India. Early in the 20th century, a high incidence of deafness was observed among communities of the Naga hills. A sign language was used by both deaf and hearing members of the community. Ethnologist and political officer John Henry Hutton wrote:


  1. Gallaudet
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Angami Naga Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Hutton, John Henry (1921). The Angami Nagas, with some notes on neighbouring tribes. London: MacMillan. pp. 291–292.
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