Miriwoong Sign Language

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Miriwoong Sign Language
Native toAustralia
RegionKununurra, Western Australia
Native speakers
3 known deaf speakers; mostly used by hearing population (2014)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3rsm

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]


Further reading[edit]

  • 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.