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Mende Kikakui

Type(s): Syllabary

Internal Occurrences (4)

  • Bibliographic reference
    • Konrad Tuchscherer, "African Script and Scripture: The History of the Kikakui (Mende) Writing System for Bible Translations", _African Languages and Cultures_, 8, 2 (1995): 169-188.
  • Description
    • 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.
  • In use
    • 1917 -
  • Number of characters
    • 200
 
Object id: 5472
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