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This Cherokee dude was illiterate and created his own writing system. Amazing.

>At first he sought to create a character for each word in the language. He realized that this approach was impractical because it would require too many pictures to be remembered.
>Sequoyah decided to develop a symbol for each syllable in the language. After approximately a month, he had a system of 86 characters, some of which were Latin letters he obtained from a spelling book.