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National N'ko Day Greetings from the Monarchy of Ganlodo

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What the above says in the Aja-Fon language, using the N'ko Afrikan writing script, is:

Greetings on National Nko Day. 

We wish you all a strong N'ko Day.

On this day in the year 6190 AX (1949 Gregorian calendar time), Souleman Kante of Guinea, West Mawufe (Afrika) revealed his N'ko writing script. This script was intended for the Mande people to write their language. This was a profound innovation and millions of Mande today use this script. However, in the year 6255 (2014), the monarchy of ߜ߳ߊߣߟߐߘߐ (Ganlodo) adopted this script as its official writing script. We found that this script has a direct correspondence with botth ߊߖߊߜߋ ("Aja language" using the Fon dialect thereof) and ߋߘߋ ߦߐߙߎߓߊ (Yoruba language) - both of which are official languages of Ganlodo. Today is National N'ko Day for the Monarchy of Ganlodo. Today, we thank the spirit and ancestors of Souleman Kante for his great gift to Afrikan people! 

An excerpt on the importance of our own writing scripts from the Axosu's renowned best seller Fongbe Primer: Functional Fon Language for Our Everyday World states:

"Respected cultures of the world, no matter how we try to bend this away from this truth, most often have a script to write their languages. There is a certain freedom or sovereignty to this. At this time, Afrika is trapped into using the colonial script of the european invader oppressor and the script of their arab invaders. Revolutions often start with a small band of people who do not necessarily care about if the masses will catch on or not. They do things, thinking from the Afrikan dictate, for 7 generations down the line. They do things for their progeny to stand upon and be proud. These language and writing revolutionaries not only realize it is not too late to throw off this colonial writing yolk, but they also realize that this is the perfect time to do so.

We do overstand that the script will not be adopted by all. However, we must not fear or hesitate leaving others behind. Some will catch on as we progress."


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