Bassa Vah script
|ISO 15924||Bass, 259 , Bassa Vah|
|U+16AD0 – U+16AFF|
Bassa Vah, also known as simply vah ('throwing a sign' in Bassa) is an alphabetic script for writing the Bassa language of Liberia. It was invented by Dr. Thomas Flo Lewis. Type was cast for it, and an association for its promotion was formed in Liberia in 1959. It is not used contemporarily and has been classified as a failed script.
The Bassa Vah alphabet was added to the Unicode Standard in June 2014 with the release of version 7.0.
The Unicode block for the Bassa alphabet is U+16AD0–U+16AFF:
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
- Coulmas (1999) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Writing Systems
- Final accepted Unicode proposalFinal Accepted Script Proposal
- Unseth, Peter. 2011. Invention of Scripts in West Africa for Ethnic Revitalization. In The Success-Failure Continuum in Language and Ethnic Identity Efforts, ed. by Joshua A. Fishman and Ofelia García, pp. 23-32. New York: Oxford University Press.