Osmanya Alphabet


The Osmanya script, also known as Far Soomaali (“Somali writing”), is a writing script created to transcribe the Somali language by Osman Yusuf Kenadid between 1920 and 1922. Perhaps, it was named after its creator. In 1961 it was officially approved alongside  The Latin script 0041–007A . In 1972 the script got “unwritten ban”. It is unclear whether the script is still in use.