Wakandan is an alphabet designed by production designer, Hannah Beachler, for use in the 2018 film Black Panther. It appears to be based on the Tifinagh and Sabaean scripts. In the film the script is used to transliterate English text in the credits and other on-screen text. Another script used in the film was developed by Oluwaseun Osewa and inspired by Nsibidi, a system of symbols used in southeastern Nigeria between about 400 and 1400 AD.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Bonke abantu bazalwa bekhululekile belingana ngesidima nangokweemfanelo. Bonke abantu banesiphiwo sesazela nesizathu sokwenza isenzo ongathanda ukuba senziwe kumzalwane wakho.
This script is only used to transliterate English in the film, as far as I can tell. However, Xhosa is spoken quite a lot, so I thought I would include a sample text in Xhosa as well.
The Wakandan font used on this page is Wakanda Forever, created by Adam Shady.
According to Raven, this means "meeting-or-Congress hall for the Panther King and Nation".
Information about how this script was created
Type Wankanda - transliterate text into the Wakandan script
Information about Nsibidi
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