The Borama alphabet (Borama: 𐒄𐒋𐒦𐒩𐒗𐒓) is a writing script for the Somali language. It was devised around 1933 by Sheikh Abdurahman Sheikh Nuur of the Gadabuursi clan.
Though not as widely known as Osmanya, the other major orthography for transcribing Somali, Borama has produced a notable body of literature mainly consisting of qasidas.
A quite accurate phonetic writing system, the Borama script was principally used by Nuur and his circle of associates in his native city of Borama.
This script is also generally known as the Gadabuursi script.
- I.M. Lewis (1958), The Gadabuursi Somali Script, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 21, pp. 134–156.
- David D. Laitin, Politics, language, and thought: the Somali experience, (University of Chicago Press: 1977)