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Sequoyah and the Cherokee syllabary


Born around 1776 in Tuskeegee, in what is now Monroe County, Tennessee, Sequoyah designed the Cherokee syllabary to represent the sounds of the Cherokee language. It did not prevent it to be widely accepted and used by most Cherokees one year after its official adoption in 1825.
Nowadays, his creation is still in use to write the language across new medias to embrace the evolution of society.