Besides Ahmed's Latin script, other orthographies that have been used for centuries for writing Somali include the long-established Arabic script and Wadaad's writing.
Indigenous writing systems developed in the twentieth century include the Osmanya, Borama and Kaddare scripts, which were invented by Osman Yusuf Kenadid, Sheikh Abdurahman Sheikh Nuur and Hussein Sheikh Ahmed Kaddare, respectively.
Somali is the best documented of the Cushitic languages, Somali dialects are divided into three main groups: Northern, Benaadir and Maay.
Northern Somali (or Northern-Central Somali) forms the basis for Standard Somali.
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