Solomon Islands


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Rennellese Sign Language

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Disabled Peoples' Association of Solomon Islands (DPASI)

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Kuschel, Rolf. 1974. A lexicon of signs from a Polynesian outliner island: a description of 217 signs as developed and used by Kagobai, the only deaf-mute of Rennell Island. København: Universitet, Psykologisk Laboratorium.


Kuschel, Rolf. 1987. Sign language : Rennellese. In : Van Cleve, John V. (editor in chief), Gallaudet College eds. Gallaudet encyclopedia of deaf people and deafness. New York : McGraw-Hill. vol.3. 105-106.


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