Indonesian Sign Language


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Basic information of the sign language
Language name Indonesian Sign Language
Region Indonesia


Language name

Indonesian Sign Language



Population of signers

8,000 signers. (2000). 2,000,000 deaf people (1993). (Ethnologue web Edition)

Language family


Linguistic characteristics


Related sign languages

Related spoken languages

Institutes, associations and universities


Indonesia. Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan. 1997. Kamus sistem isyarat bahasa Indonesia. JAKARTA: Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan

Pertama, Edisi. 1994. Kamus system isyarat bahasa Indonesia(Dictionary of sign system of Indonesian). Jakarta: Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan(Department of Education and Culture).


Zeshan, Ulrike, Keiko Sagara and Anastasia Bradford. 2013. Multilingual and multimodal aspects of “cross-signing” – A study of emerging communication in the domain of numerals. Poster presentation at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR11)

Palfreyman, Nick. 2013. Sociolinguistic variation in Indonesian sign language varieties: the expression of the completive aspect in Makassar and Solo. Presentation at the International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia, 2013, 30 January – 2 February 2013. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Nakayama, Sinichiro. 2004. Make a Comparison of Word Order between Sign Language and Language for writing : From study about sign language used in Asia and Africa. In: Sign Language Communication Studies (Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies, Japanese Federation of the Deaf) 52(2004.06):22-26. [Including information of [ Ghana, Zambia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Thailand ]

Gunawan, Imas A. R. 1996. Kamus Umum Bahasa Isyarat Indonesia. Lembaga Komunikasi Total Indonesia.


History of sign language research

Related pages


Fingeralphabete (Indonesien)


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