Nusantara (Aksara Nusantara) Nusantara

The Nusantara Script is an alternative script for Javanese, Indonesian, Malay and other languages, invented by Wahyu Wijaya Tirtariga in 2003. It resembles a script found on the Sukuh Temple, which dates from around 1437 AD, and was modeled on old scripts of Java dating from about the 8th to 16th centuries. As a result it can be used to write various languages.

Notable features

Nusantara alphabet

Consonants (Wyanjana)

All consonants have an inherent vowel /a/ except the glottal stop. Most of those letters, except the glottal stop and clusters, have sandangan forms. The sandangan forms cancel the vowel of the preceding letter.

Nusantara consonants (Wyanjana)

Vowels (Aksara Swara)

Nusantara vowels (Aksara Swara)

Rekan Letters (rarely used)

Nusantara Rekan letters (rarely used)

Vowel diacritics (Sandhangan)

Diacritics or dependent signs are called sandhangan.

Nusantara vowel diacritics (Sandhangan)

Nusantara vowel diacritics (Sandhangan)


Nusantara numerals


Nusantara punctuation

Sample text (in Indonesian)

Sample text in Nusantara in Indonesian


Semua orang dilahirkan merdeka dan mempunyai martabat dan hak-hak yang sama. Mereka dikaruniai akal dan hati nurani dan hendaknya bergaul satu sama lain dalam semangat persaudaraan.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Handwritten sample texts

Handwritten sample text in Nusantara

Handwritten sample text in Nusantara

More information about the Nusantara script

Constructed scripts for: Ainu | Arabic | Chinese languages | Dutch | English | Hawaiian | Hungarian | Japanese | Korean | Lingala | Malay & Indonesian | Persian | Tagalog / Filipino | Russian | Sanskrit | Spanish | Taino | Turkish | Vietnamese | Welsh | Other natural languages | Colour-based scripts | Tactile scripts | Phonetic/universal scripts | Constructed scripts for constructed languages | Adaptations of existing alphabets | Fictional alphabets | Magical alphabets | A-Z index | How to submit a constructed script


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