Yolngu Sign Language

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Hands in action
Population

5,000 (2012 D. Adone).

Location

Northern Territory: Arnhem Land region, Elcho and Milingimbi islands, Ramingining, Yirrkala, and Waraga.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

It is taught from birth to Aboriginal children in the communities where it is used, as this signed language coexists with spoken languages. Speakers of other Yolngu languages use it. Nearly all domains.

Language Development
Videos.
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