Arrernte sign language

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Arrernte Sign Language
Aranda Sign Language
RegionCentral Northern Territory
Native speakers
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Arrernte Sign Language, or Aranda Sign Language, also known as Iltyeme-iltyeme (handsigns),[1] is a highly developed Australian Aboriginal sign language used by the Arrernte people of central 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


  • Strehlow, Carl (1915). The sign language of the Aranda. (p. 349–370). (Extracted from Die Aranda-und-Loritja-Stamme in Zentral-Australien, Frankfurt: Baer; translated by C. Chewings. Reprinted (1978) in Aboriginal sign languages of the Americas and Australia New York: Plenum Press, vol. 2.)