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First written language for Zambian community

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A remote community in Western Zambia has been able to write in its own language for the first time, thanks to the work of a retired linguist from Britain.

The Shanjo people have always had their own spoken language, but it had never existed in a written form.

Correspondent Hywel Griffith speaks to Cardiff University's Dr Paul Tench who helped develop the alphabet.


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