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Old November 4th, 2012, 04:09 PM   #1

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Indian Sign Language


Did pre columbian north American Indians use a common sign language?

Is it still practiced today?
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Old November 8th, 2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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No. At least not one recognized by all.

The USA has a huge difference in climate and bio-zones. Sign language depends upon one's surrounding, so signs would vary from region to region.

However, it is clear that traders from various tribes would be able to communicate with those with whom they did not share a common language.
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