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The Algonquian syllabary, used today mainly by the Cree tribe in Canada and employed in newspapers, magazines, and church books, such as the Bible, hymnals and prayer books. It has long been thought that this script was the invention of a missionary, James Evans, in 1841. In reality, as inscriptions from pre-Roman Spain and also on the Peterborough site in Ontario, Canada show, the script is of very ancient origin and is due to the Basques. Barry Fell deciphered the Basque inscriptions in Spain and Portugal in 1979 with the aid of the Algonquian syllabary. The eminent scholar Imanol Agiŕe has confirmed the decipherments.