Inuktitut, the Inuit Language Without an Alphabet

Kirstin Fawcett

Inuktitut is a language spoken by the Inuit people of northern Canada—but it doesn’t have an alphabet [PDF]. According to Gizmodo, its speakers communicate using a writing system invented by Christian missionaries, referred to as an abugida. Learn more about the unusual script in the video above, filmed and narrated by British comedian and YouTube personality Tom Scott.

[h/t Gizmodo]

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