The Chorasmian script was used to write Khwarezmian, an extinct East Iranian language that was spoken in what is now northern Uzbekistan, and parts of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan until 1200 AD.
It developed from the Imperial Aramaic script and was used until the early 8th century AD. Writing in the Chorasmian script survives on coins and other artifacts, such as wood and parchment documents, and includes some Aramaic logograms and ideograms. The earliest known examples date from the end of the 2nd century AD. During the advance of Islam in the 8th century AD, the Perso-Arabic script was adopted for writing Khwarezmian.
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