The Kaddare script is also referred to as the Kaddariya script. It was created in the 1950s by Xuseen Sheek Axmed Kaddare to write the Somali language.

The Kaddare script was considered the best indigenous script to write Somali by the 1961 linguistic commission, which was established by the Somali government, and the 1966 UNESCO commission. However, the Latin-based orthography was the top choice, and became the official script in 1972.

Kaddare makes use of upper and lower case letters, where the lower case letters are written in cursive so as not to lift the pen.

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.