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Africa: Ancient African Writing Systems

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, History

Did Africans use any writing systems before foreigners came to the continent? [1]: “The truth of the matter is that ancient Africans were writing and there are several African writing systems even though most of them may be forgotten now…And we cannot forget the Ethiopian script, Ge’ez used in community that speak Amharic, Tigrinya and other Semitic and Cushitic languages. The Mande and Manding speaking people also invented their own writing systems.”