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Samoan Braille
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Samoan alphabet
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Samoan Braille is the braille alphabet of the Samoan language.[1] It is a subset of the basic braille alphabet,

a e f g i l m n o p s t u v h k r

supplemented by an additional letter to mark long vowels:

ā ē ī ō ū

Unlike print Samoan, which has a special letter ʻokina for the glottal stop, Samoan Braille uses the apostrophe , which behaves as punctuation rather than as a consonant. (See Hawaiian Braille, which has a similar setup.)

Samoan Braille has an unusual punctuation mark, a reduplication sign . This is used to indicate that a word is reduplicated, as in segisegi "twilight".


  1. ^ UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition.