Kōrero: 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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Images: Online Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language

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Rachel McKee, 'New Zealand Sign Language - Ghost page', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/47336/variations-in-new-zealand-sign-language (accessed 1 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Rachel McKee, i tāngia i te 25 Aug 2020, updated 1 Sep 2020