Adlam alphabet

Mattias Persson & Ian James
© March 2015

abbreviated script name

Adlam is a script invented in 1989 by two children, Abdoulaye Barry and Ibrahima Barry. They rejected the use of Arabic as the script for their African language Pular.

Chart of letters

This chart is by Mattias Persson, assembled from information in the Unicode proposal (n4628.pdf). The script is written from right to left.


This is the full name of the script:

Adlam example

The alphabet which protects the peoples from vanishing.


Last modified Mar.18,2015