Story: New Zealand Sign Language

Variations in New Zealand Sign Language

Dictionaries of New Zealand Sign Language show alternative signs for many concepts. Like any language, NZSL has variations that have developed over time. In particular, older and younger generations, northern and southern signers, and men and women, may prefer different signs for some common concepts.

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Rachel McKee, 'New Zealand Sign Language - Ghost page', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Rachel McKee, published 25 Aug 2020, updated 1 Sep 2020