Rennellese Sign Language is the extinct village sign language of Rennell Island, which has a high degree of congenital deafness. It was developed about 1915 by a deaf person named Kagobai, and was also used by hearing people in the community.
^a Sign-language names reflect the region of origin. Natural sign languages are not related to the spoken language used in the same region. For example, French Sign Language originated in France, but is not related to French.