Arrernte sign language
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|Arrernte Sign Language|
|Aranda Sign Language|
|Region||Central Northern Territory|
Arrernte Sign Language, or Aranda Sign Language, also known as Iltyeme-iltyeme (handsigns), is a highly developed Australian Aboriginal sign language used by the Arrernte people of central Australia.
- 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.)
^a Sign-language names reflect the region of origin. Natural sign languages are not related to the spoken language used in the same region. For example, French Sign Language originated in France, but is not related to French. Conversely, ASL and BSL both originated in English-speaking countries but are not related to each other; ASL however is related to French Sign Language. ^b Denotes the number (if known) of languages within the family. No further information is given on these languages.