Keresan Sign Language
|Keresan Sign Language|
|Native to||United States|
|Region||one of the Keres pueblos|
|15 deaf (2003)|
Known by many of the 650 inhabitants of the pueblo
|ISO 639-3||None (|
Keresan Sign Language, also known as Keresan Pueblo Indian Sign Language (KPISL) or Keresign, is a village sign language spoken by many of the inhabitants of a Keresan pueblo with a relatively high incidence of congenital deafness (the pueblo is not identified in sources, but the cited population suggests it is Zia Pueblo).
Keresan Sign Language developed locally, and is unrelated to the trade language Plains Indian Sign Language.
- Kelley, Walter & Tony McGregor (2003) "Keresan Pueblo Indian Sign Language", in Reyhner, Trujillo, Carrasco, & Lockard (eds.), Nurturing Native Languages, pp. 141–148. Flagstaff: Northern Arizona University.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Keresan Pueblo Indian Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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