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Thursday, February 4, 2021

When Cherokee leader Sequoyah introduced a written version of his language 200 years ago, his fellow Cherokees were skeptical. He eventually won them over and now the Cherokee Syllabary evolved to be included on typewriters, printing presses, and even mobile phone apps.

This year the Cherokee Nation is celebrating the bicentennial of its written language. Native America Calling will get the history of Sequoyah’s 12-year process to develop the series of symbols and letters that represent the spoken language.

Native America Calling will also talk about ways the syllabary is helping keep the language thriving.

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