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Yerkish

[yur-kish]
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noun
  1. an experimental language for communicating with apes, using symbols consisting of geometric shapes.
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Origin of Yerkish

1970–75; Yerk(es) (Regional Primate Research Center, at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia) + -ish1
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