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Hussein Sheikh Ahmed Kaddare (Somali: Xuseen Sheekh Axmed Kaddare, February 1, 2015) was a Somali inventor.

Hussein Sheikh Ahmed Kaddare
Xuseen Shiikh Axmed Kaddare
DiedFebruary 1, 2015
Occupationlinguist, novelist, playwright



Kaddare was born in the town of Adale in the Middle Shebelle region of Somalia in 1934. In 1953, he created the Kaddare script, an orthography named after him that was used to transcribe the Somali language He died on February 1, 2015 in Mogadishu after battling an unspecified illness.[1][2]

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  1. ^ David D. Laitin (1 May 1977). Politics, Language, and Thought: The Somali Experience. University of Chicago Press. pp. 86–87. ISBN 978-0-226-46791-7. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ Sahan Journal (1 February 2015). "Hussein Kaddare, one of the inventors of Somali script, dies". Retrieved 30 September 2016.


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