Miriwoong Sign Language

Miriwoong Sign Language
Native to Australia
Region Kununurra, Western Australia
Native speakers
3 known deaf speakers; mostly used by hearing population (2014)[1]
Jarrakan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 rsm
Glottolog None

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.[1]

References

Further reading

  • 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. 
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