In the first part of this series, I gave a brief overview of the creators of the ADLaM script and the work they did. You may read it here.
In this part, I am going to present some of the factors that mitigate the promotion and use of indigenous languages, based on an interview I had with Abdoulaye and Ibrahima Barry.
The first major challenge for indigenous languages is the general negative attitude of the indigenous speakers themselves towards the languages. The brothers believe this attitude is a product of colonisation.
In Guinea, if one does not know how to read and write in French,