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Cia-Cia

Devise, wit; write, pen; for I am for whole volumes in folio....as long as it is Cia-Cia, but written in Hangeul, the Korean alphabet.  Amazing.  This minority population on the island of Buton in Indonesia has adopted the Korean written alphabet as its official writing system, in an attempt to save their language from extinction.  Some Korean linguists have been pushing this mode among small language groups that have not yet devised a script for writing and this is their first success.  Here is the story from the Wall Street Journal.  The article in the New York Times is also worth reading.

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