Angami Naga Sign Language

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Naga Sign Language
Native toIndia
RegionNaga Hills
ExtinctLast reported from 1921[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

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.