( a script )
|Type of script:||Syllabary|
|Number of characters:||200|
|Period of use:||1917 -|
|Writing-direction:||Right to left|
Used in southern and eastern Sierra Leone, originally primarily for translations of the Quran. The first 42 characters of the script work as an abugida, but the remaining 150+ form a syllabary. Tuchscherer reports that it is still in use by about 100 people.