Indigenous sign language preserved online

An endangered form of Indigenous communication is set to be preserved through a new website launched by the University of Melbourne.

An endangered form of Indigenous communication is set to be preserved through a new website launched by the University of Melbourne.

Researcher Dr Jenny Green has spent years working with communities across central Australia and has helped develop the first online dictionary of Indigenous sign languages.

The interactive site includes hundreds of videos of hand-signs and other sign-actions- including sand-drawing.
Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis,  a researcher from the Australian National University knows the traditional and modern signs.

For the full story, watch the video above.

Source: NITV News

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