The Masaba script (also called Bambara or Bamanakan) is one of five Mande syllabaries used in West Africa. (The other four are Vai, Loma, Mende and Kpelle. The Bamanakan language, for which the script is used is spoken by almost 3 million people in Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, and Senegal. The script was created in 1930 by Woyo Couloubayi, a Malian. It has 123 letters and is read from left to right.
This script is not currently recognized by the ISO 15924 standard, but is included in ScriptSource for research purposes. If you have any information on this script, please add the information to this site. Your contributions can be a great help in refining and expanding the ISO 15924 standard. The Script Encoding Initiative is working to support the inclusion of this script in the standard, and contributions here will support their efforts.