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Without having gone into the issue nearly as deeply as some other members of this forum I have the impression that Ajami use tends to be most prominent in parts of western West Africa (Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea - in the latter I noted its use for Pular in the Futa Jalon some 20 years ago and understand that it is still used) and in Hausaphone areas. In between - Mali, Burkina Faso, western Niger - it seems less used today. Apart Hausa, Wolof, Mandinka and in some areas Pular/Pulaar are among those for which the Arabic script is actively used. Regarding others I'd defer to colleagues who will hopefully respond. If you haven't already done so, check the archives of H-West-Africa, where there were some productive discussions on Ajami in recent years. Also, I'm trying to compile some info on this same subject (with an IT slant, but still potentially useful as a general resource) at http://www.bisharat.net/wikidoc/pmwiki.php/PanAfrLoc/ArabicScript and would appreciate any input to enrich it, provide more detail, and assure accuracy. -- Wannan wasik'ar i-mel ce daga H-Hausa, inda za'a cigaba da hira game da harshe da al'adu da tarihi da sauran lamura na Hausawa da mak'wabtansu.