Gadabuursi Somali Script

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The Gadabuursi script also known as the Borama alphabet (Borama: Boorama.jpg) ,[1] is a writing script for the Somali language. It was devised around 1933 by Sheikh Abdurahman Sh. Nur of the Gadabuursi clan.[2]

Borama
Borama Alphabet Chart.jpg
Script type
LanguagesSomali language
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HistoryEdit

 
A qasida in the Borama script.

Though not as widely known as Osmanya, the other major orthography for transcribing Somali, Borama has produced a notable body of literature mainly consisting of qasidas.[3]

A quite accurate phonetic writing system,[2] the Borama script was principally used by Nuur and his circle of associates in his native city of Borama.[1][2]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Somali alphabets, pronunciation and language
  2. ^ a b c David D. Laitin (1 May 1977). Politics, Language, and Thought: The Somali Experience. University of Chicago Press. pp. 98–. ISBN 978-0-226-46791-7. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  3. ^ I.M. Lewis (1958), The Gadabuursi Somali Script, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 21, pp. 134–156.

ReferencesEdit

  • I.M. Lewis (1958), The Gadabuursi Somali Script, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 21, pp. 134–156.
  • David D. Laitin, Politics, language, and thought: the Somali experience, (University of Chicago Press: 1977)

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