Akitiri Sign Language

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Akitiri Sign Language
Eltye eltyarrenke
Kaytetye Sign Language
Region Central Northern Territory
Native speakers
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None

Akitiri Sign Language, also known as Eltye eltyarrenke (hand signs),[1] is (or was) a highly developed Australian Aboriginal sign language used by the Kaytetye people of northern Australia.[2]


  1. ^ "Iltyem iltyem". Iltyem iltyem. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Kendon, A. (1988) Sign Languages of Aboriginal Australia: Cultural, Semiotic and Communicative Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 60


  • Hale, Ken (c1960s), Original handwritten lexical list, 3pp.; notes on ‘Kaititj: akitiri sign language’, 3pp. in IATSIS library, MS 4114 Miscellaneous Australian notes of Kenneth L. Hale, Series 2 Barkly Tablelands language material, item 1-2 Wampaya [Wambaya (C19)].