The Varang Kshiti or Warang Chiti alphabet was invented by community leader Lako Bodra as an alternative to the writing systems devised by Christian missionaries. He claims that the alphabet was invented in the 13th century by Dhawan Turi, and that it was rediscovered in a shamanistic vision and modernised by Bodra.
It is used in primary and adult education and in various publications. About 2% of people who speak Ho are literate in their language.
Ho, a Munda language with over a million speakers mainly in the Indian states of Jharkhand, Orissa, and West Bengal, and also in Bangladesh. Ho is closely related to Mundari and Santali, and is know as ho kaji, ho: basa, or ho haram by it's speakers.
Information about the Varang Kshiti / Warang Chiti alphabet and the Ho language
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