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Link: “Unearthing a Long Ignored African Writing System, One Researcher Finds African History, by Africans

Original post found at: https://www.bu.edu/articles/2022/fallou-ngom-discovers-ajami-african-writing-system/

An article about Ajami, a writing system where West African languages like Wolof, Hausa and Fula have been written in the Arabic alphabet. What kind of boggles my mind is that the French clearly saw people using this script… and then just branded them “illiterate” anyway? How much contempt can you have. Ugh.

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