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July 1, 2022

Language has the power to do so much more than communicate. It represents people, nations, cultures. But the Pulaar language, used by the Fulani people across West Africa, until recently lacked an alphabet of its own, making it difficult for Pulaar speakers to pass on traditions to future generations. As they watched their loved ones slowly lose touch with their culture, two brothers decided to do something about it. Ibrahima and Abdoulaye Barry developed ADLaM, which stands for ”Alkule Dandayɗe Leñol Mulugol,” or “the alphabet that protects a people from vanishing." 

Learn more at: unlocked.microsoft.com/can-an-alphabet-save-a-culture

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