Who Has The Shortest Alphabet In The World?

Bougainville is the largest island in the Solomons, a group of South Pacific islands North East of Australia.

Some of the island natives use an alphabet of only 11 letters, the shortest alphabet on earth.

This alphabet includes the same five vowels as our alphabet: a, e, i, o, and u. But there are only six consonants in the Bougainville alphabet: b, g, k, p, r, and t.

Think how easy spelling would be with an alphabet of only 11 letters!

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