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A collection of commonly-asked questions about sign languages, particularly American Sign Language.
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017 URL: http://libguides.gallaudet.edu/sign_language Print Guide RSS Updates

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Oceania

American Samoa

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE:
    • American Sign Language

Australia

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE:
    • Australian Sign Language (derived from British Sign Language, with influences from American Sign Language and Irish Sign Language.)
    • "Australasian Sign Language" is an attempt to merge Australian Sign Language and New Zealand Sign Language into one common sign language.
  • ARTIFICIAL SYSTEM:
    • Cued Speech (especially in Catholic schools for the deaf)
  • ALTERNATIVE SIGN LANGUAGES:
    • Australian Aborigines Sign Language
      • DIALECTS:
        • Aranda (or Arunta or Arrente) Sign Language
        • Dieri Sign Language
        • Djingili Sign Language
        • Jaralde Sign Language
        • Kaititj/Akitiri Sign Language
        • Manjiljarra Sign Language
        • Mudbura Sign Language
        • Murngin Sign Language
        • Ngada Sign Language
        • Torres Straits Islander Sign Language
        • Apparently exists in eastern and western sub-dialects.
        • Walpari [or Walpiri or Walbiri] Sign Language
        • Warumungu [or Warramunga] Sign Language
        • Western Desert Sign Language (Yurira Watjalku)
        • Worora Kinship Sign Language

Fiji

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE:
    • Fiji Sign Language

New Zealand

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE:
    • New Zealand Sign Language
    • "Australasian Sign Language" is an attempt to merge Australian Sign Language and New Zealand Sign Language into one common sign language.

Samoa Islands

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE:
    • Samoan Sign Language (totally different from the American Sign Language used in neighboring American Samoa)

Solomon Islands: Rennell Island

  • DEAF SIGN LANGUAGE:
    • Rennellese Sign Language
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