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Mende Kikakui

( a script )

Type of script: Syllabary
Number of characters: 200
Period of use: 1917 -
Writing-direction: Right to left
Names: Mende Kikakui

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.

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian.