Sinasina Sign Language

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Sinasina Sign Language
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionSinasina, Chimbu Province
Native speakers
5 deaf (2019)[1]
25 to 50 hearing
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Sinasian Sign Language (SSSL) is a village sign language of Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea. It is used by at least three communities of the Kere tribe of the Sinasina people. It is unclear how well developed the sign language is.

Sinasina Sign Language has lexical similarities with another village sign language in the region, Kailge Sign Language.[3]

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  1. ^ Lauren Reed & Alan Rumsey (2019), 'Sign Languages in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands'
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sinasina Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Lauren Reed & Alan Rumsey, Initial observations of mouth action distribution, type, and variation in Kailge Sign Language, an undocumented sign language of Papua New Guinea, ALS 2017: Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society, 6 December 2017