- Feb 23, 2015
King Ibrahim is credited for developing the Bamun Script, a Syllabic System for writing in the native language prior to his reign in the 19th Century the alphabet was known as Akauku which contained 73 signs. King Ibrahim Njoka was also known as Ibrajim Mbouombuo Njoka, Others claimed his father died in a war against the Nso people and was killed, It is said he reigned between 1886 or 1887, He ruled from the ancient walled City of Fumban, he was a historian and scholar as well who understood Arabic and his native language and he was a devoted Muslim who praticed Islam he also developed a system to write pictographs, Ideograms and signs. In 1903 he developed Akauku writing system which Include 70 letters and was used in government, Bamun Script have over 8, 000 original documents of a script in the palace archives in Cameroon. He came under the repressiver rule of the French, It is believed he was disposed soon by the French in 1931 after his death, French banned the use of his script in Schools, his grandson Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya established his own school using the scripts and encouraging his people to learn it and in schools for Children to learn them.