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UBC Okanagan students create Ghanaian alphabet

Robyn Giffen and Vida Yakong with the new Nabit alphabet (Contributed by: UBC)
The language was already there. It's called Nabit, and it's spoken by about 10,000 people in northern Ghana.

But Nabit is purely a spoken language. It has no writing system and no alphabet.

That's where UBC anthropology student Robyn Giffen comes in. She's now working with PhD candidate Vida Yakong, who speaks Nabit, and together they're creating an alphabet for the endangered language.

She explains how and why, to Daybreak host, Chris Walker.

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