New Zealand Sign LanguagePrint
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2006, New Zealand Sign Language Act, No. 18, Article 6).
Many structural similarities between British Sign Language (BSL) [bfi], Australian Sign Language (Auslan) [nzs], and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) [asf] and a high degree of mutual-intelligibility (Johnston 2003). Linguists sometimes use the name BANZSL to refer to them as a group, while still recognizing each as a separate language.
Manual system for spelling.