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Ajami is a modified Arabic script that has been used for centuries to write many African languages including (but not limited to): Afrikaans (Arabic-Afrikaans), Fula, Hausa, Malagasy, Mandinka, Swahili, Wolof (Wolofal), and Yoruba.

For information on studying Ajami at BU, please contact the African Studies Center.


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Rachel Dwyer
African Studies Library
6th floor,
Mugar Memorial Library
Mon-Fri 9am - 5 pm
Subjects:African Studies

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