Miriwoong Sign Language
|Miriwoong Sign Language|
|Region||Kununurra, Western Australia|
|3 known deaf speakers; mostly used by hearing population (2014)|
Miriwoong Sign Language is a developed Australian Aboriginal sign languages used by the Miriwoong, an Aboriginal community in the north of Australia. It is mostly used by the hearing community, but three deaf speakers have been identified. Speakers do not find Yolngu Sign Language to be understandable.
- Kendon, Adam (1988). Sign languages of Aboriginal Australia : cultural, semiotic, and communicative perspectives (1. publ. ed.). Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-36008-0.
^a Sign-language names reflect the region of origin. Natural sign languages are not related to the spoken language used in the same region. For example, French Sign Language originated in France, but is not related to French. ^b Denotes the number (if known) of languages within the family. No further information is given on these languages.