Miriwoong Sign Language


A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Fingertalk, MwSL

3 monolinguals (2014 D. Adone). Mostly used by hearing people. 3 deaf people identified by the Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre. Ethnic population: A few hundred Miriwoong people; unclear how many use the sign language (2014 D. Adone).


Western Australia, Kununurra.

Language Maps
Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Older adults only.

Language Development



Unwritten documents [Zxxx].

Other Comments

An alternate sign language that the Miriwoong people use in various contexts. Some signs known only to elderly, and some structures have been lost.

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