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Wolofal script

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Wolofal script

Wolofal is a derivation of the Arabic script for writing the Wolof language. It is basically the name of a West African Ajami script as used for that language.

Wolofal was the first script for writing Wolof language. Although a Latin alphabet is the official script of the language in today's Senegal, Wolofal is still used by many people as the symbol of Wolof-Islamic culture.


  • Mamadou Cissé: « Graphical borrowing and African realities » in Revue du Musée National d'Ethnologie d'Osaka, Japan, June 2000.
  • Mamadou Cissé: « Ecrits et écritures en Afrique de l'Ouest » in Sud Langues [1] June 2006.
  • PanAfriL10n Wolof

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